Marriage Monday: Life is busy isn't it! It only feels like 5 minutes ago we were saying “thank goodness it’s Friday” and now it’s Monday again! How did that happen? Before you know it, days become weeks and weeks become months, and you look at your husband or wife and realise that you haven’t really talked in ages. It is essential that we spend time talking. Not sharing information about the kids or when you’ll be working away next, but talking about how you feel for each other, sharing a laugh like you used to when dating and generally reconnecting the person you fell in love with. Sit down together as soon as you can and plan a “date night”. Plan a date no less than once a month when you both schedule nothing else in your diaries – write it in pen and keep to it. If you can’t afford it, or have a problem getting baby sitters, it’s something that can be done at home just as well! When we can’t manage to go out, we get a nice meal deal from the supermarket so neither has to spend time cooking. Once the kids are in bed (if they’re older encourage they visit friends or join a youth club) light a few candles, put on some soft music and sit together and talk. If you've not really talked in a while it might seem strained but stick with it, keep trying. Don’t be tempted to discuss the latest school report or the leaking roof, but do plan before hand, thinking of a few things that the other has done of late that you really appreciated and never told them. And don’t forget to make sure that you always agree next month’s date night so that it doesn't slide from your minds. Enjoy!
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