Dinner, Water & Intimacy!

Marriage and Family

“for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,” Ephesians 5:29

Weeds, Untrimmed Bushes, Brown Grass, Dead Flowers….

That is what my yard looks like… yikes! (For those in Salem, I use that word in honor of Pastor Butler)

I’ve got a lot of work to do on both my front yard and my backyard! Thankfully, it doesn’t all have to be done all at once.

Marriage can be like working on a yard. Hopefully our marriages don’t look like my yard! Although, for a good marriage, it is necessary to regularly pull weeds, trim and edge the grass, plant new flowers…you get the picture.

Rebecca and I went away for two nights last week to do just that. We spent those two days working on our marriage. We went out to dinner, we walked along the water, we had times of intimacy; but that’s not all. We also spent a three-hour uninterrupted chunk of time going through some specific steps to grow closer to Jesus and closer to each other. Dinner, walking, and intimacy is not complete for a great relationship. Great relationships take intentional hard work and stretching to grow. But don’t worry, it doesn’t all have to be done at once! It’s getting started and staying at it that makes all the difference!

When was the last time you took a good chunk of a day to grow the most important relationships in your life?

“That which gets on the calendar gets done”

Go ahead and schedule a chunk of time today!

Have a Great Week!

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