I attended a marriage conference last year through www.unitedmarriage.org with my spouse. The one thing that really stood out for me that I learned is the term “married singles.” What that means is that although each spouse may be engaged in different activities or hobbies that are “good,” it actually can drive a couple apart from each other. You can easily live parallel lives that never meet together.
In placing value on your marriage, I’ve learned that it becomes important to place value on the activities and interests of your spouse. Although it may not be “your thing,” if its important to your spouse, it should become important to you too.
Last year, my spouse partnered up with my pastor and opened up a cafe. Although I viewed it as “his thing” at first, I had to make an attitude adjustment to see it as “our thing.” I sacrificed much of my time to help make and pass out flyers, hire staff, and even wash dishes. In honoring my spouse with my efforts, I felt I also honored the Lord.
How can you connect with your spouse today?
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21)