Marriage and Family

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

“Let’s talk later….”     “I’ll see you after work…”     “I’ll get to that right after…”     “I don’t have TIME…”

Do any of these sound familiar? Well, whether or not they come out of my mouth, these sentiments are certainly true of my relationship with my wife.

TIME is one thing we all have. TIME is one thing that we all have a choice of how to spend. We all have 24 hours in a day. We all have 7 days in a week. We all make a choice how or who we will spend our TIME with.

My wife and I have been trying to make a major decision in our life. It’s funny how when we don’t sit down to spend intentional TIME together, we don’t communicate as well.  Yesterday, I intentionally went home to get a quick bite to eat for lunch so that I could spend that TIME with my wife discussing important things about our decision.

This morning, my wife texted me a special note. It made me feel good! She thought of me and took TIME to text me. This may seem little, but a bunch of good little things can add up to a happy and healthy marriage!

We all go through different seasons of life, but a couple that is determined to have a healthy marriage will make TIME for each other in the midst of a busy life. Every marriage needs TIME together to BE and STAY healthy.

TIME is simply one thing that is needed to “nourish and cherish” your spouse and leads to other ways that you can love him/her.

What are some things that you do to “nourish and cherish” your spouse?

Have a Great Week!

Marriage Scripture

Ephesians 5:22-33