I must admit something to you all. The timing of this post is completely God. We have been stressed, wait let me put that so that it accurately indicates our life lately —- STRESSED. There you go. That’s closer to the mark. We have been super stressed lately and that means that sometimes emotions spill over into hard and painful discussions. So for me to sit and think on how I want to strengthen our marriage is a God thing. It gets my focus back where it should be.
Last months’ goal was to be an encouragement to my OH (reminder, this means Other Half). And I feel like I did a pretty good job at remembering to – sometimes this meant just sitting and listening to him vent. Sometimes it meant leaving him be to go ‘brain dead’ for the evening and offering a back rub to help him fall asleep.
For this months’ goal I am struggling a bit. I , in my own selfishness, want to focus on what I want from him.What I think he isn’t doing.
But all that does is start a rift in my heart against him and where will it end? Nowhere I want to be. So, I will sit and ponder this question. How can I strengthen US? I will keep the focus on encouraging him, as the stress is still here and I know it is good to keep that in the front of my mind no matter what!
Other than that though? I will intentionally pray for him each day. I tend to most days, when he is on his way to work in the mornings and I’m (pathetically) crawling back in bed. But I want to be more intentional and focused on lifting him up to the Lord. For what better act of love can I give than to continually give him back and lift him up to the One who created him?
Please join me -and several other women! – in this linkup of being intentional about our relationships/marriages. Just click on the button below and to the right that says Marriage and Relationship Goal. Even if you don’t join, check out the other goals! Very inspiring.
Happy March and go kiss your loved one!