4 Ways to Make Your Marriage a Priority
If your life is anything like mine then it is easy to get caught up in the business of day-to-day life. From the blessing of raising our three children to days full of homeschooling high school down to second grade, my life can sometimes become a blur. And the truth is that often times I find myself so exhausted at the end of the day that I can neglect to spend quality time with my husband. If you find your marriage coming in last place each day, I encourage you to rethink your priorities. Today I am going to share with you four (of the many, many) ways to make your marriage a priority.
1. Take the time to connect with your spouse during the day.
This has become a huge source of connection in my own marriage. From little notes in his lunch to a text telling one another how we look forward to being together at the end of the day, these little actions of love show your spouse that you are thinking of them. For those who have husband's unable to speak during the day or are deployed, you can still connect with them. Send them an email or letter letting them know how much you love them. Take some pictures of you and the children and send those along with a note letting him know how much he means to each of you. There are always ways to connect each day. I would encourage you to take the time to jot down some ways unique to your situation and then put them into action!
2. Set aside special time for one another.
My husband and I used to make up a lot of excuses in this area. “We're too busy with the kids.” “My husband works too many hours.” “We can't find a baby-sitter.” While these are legitimate concerns, I think the key is to remember that we don't have to leave the house to leave the house to connect with our spouse. My husband and I have used these 21 romantic stay-at-home date night ideas over the last 15+ years of our marriage to help keep our marriage as a priority.
3. Ask him how you can meet his needs.
This is pretty simple. There are often times where I simply ask my husband what I can do for him that day that will help make his day better. Most of the time when I ask him my husband may say a very simple task like making his coffee because he is rushing out the door. While this is a very easy thing to do, I enjoy doing this for him as it shows him that I love him and gives him a great start to his day.
4. Pray for him.
While praying with your spouse is always ideal, it is also important that you pray for him. I have found that through praying for my husband God has given us a deep connection that couldn't be done any other way. I encourage you to be intentional with the prayers you pray for your husband each day. I've personally found that the most effective prayers for my marriage are often the ones that ask God to change my heart towards my husband. However the Lord leads you to pray, just be sure to saturate your husband in prayer each and every day!
Making our marriage a priority is a life-long process. Continue to submit your marriage covenant to the Lord and watch how He makes your marriage into something more amazing than you could imagine! One thing my husband and I always say to one another is: Our marriage is already amazing, we can't wait to see what else God has in store!
What are some ways that you make your marriage a priority? I'd love to hear!