Did you know this was a part of the "cleaving" process? We are to pursue each other closely to create a strong bond. Therefore... Strength can be a result of close association? You got it! Simply put, be intentional about making time for the one you love. Again, our first example of this is Christ and His bride. How would it look if we just happened to read a scripture where Jesus put us on hold? It doesn't even sound right! It is downright out of character for God to "back burner" His own. Can you imagine feeling lost, alone, defeated, emotional tank on empty yet again, and all you can think about is how nice it would be if you and Jesus could just spend some time together. You finally get a chance to see him and make your request known, and He says, "I'll see what I can do." And just how long would that relationship last? Seems like the "little foxes" Solomon warned us about already ruined the vineyard. (Song of Solomon 2:15)
Also, make sure the amount and quality of time you spend together is sufficient for your relationship. Don't measure your quality time against another couple's outcome. If you couldn't afford the trip to Paris this year, well several planned weekends away from home to surrounding cities less than a couple of hours drive adds up! Try a "no phone" Saturday from midnight until midnight, complete with planned fun activities. Keep the dating phase going: Parents, keep a babysitter on speed dial or search for local PNOs (Parents Night Out) to give yourselves a child-free dinner, a movie, or both! The point is to fill up that slot of time with "value" no matter the duration. Remind your spouse that they ARE enough for you. It doesn't have to be conventional. It just needs to work for you!
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