The following is a post from Joyce at Keeping Up With the Moys.
There is something about a new year that makes all the possibilities seem endless! It is a blank slate to be filled with resolutions or goals. You might have chosen one word to focus on for the year, like I did! There is a fresh calendar to be filled with activities with friends, family, church, and whatever else is out there.
And then, life happens. We are chaperoning kids’ field trips, chauffeuring kids from one activity to another. Kids get sick. You get sick. The car breaks down…again.
You’ve got a vision for your marriage with your Marriage Mission Statement. In Marriage 101, I have you all set with instructors and resources. You’ve got your community after Meeting Other Couples With Kids. And of course, I know you are thankful for that hubby of yours. So let’s get going.
Instead of giving you some fluff about making marriage goals this year, I’m going to challenge you to take action by the end of today, right at this moment if you can!
Action Step #1
Open your planner/calendar/planning app, and write/type 3 dates that you will set aside for a date. It can be a date day or date night. It can be formal, fancy, and you could go out on the town, you can keep it low-key and casual with dessert, or you can even have a in-home movie night date. What you choose is up to you, but you have to make sure you have set aside that time.
Action Step #2
Keep that planner/calendar/planning app open because I have more for you to put in there. Choose 3 meals that your husband loves, and make sure to have it in the menu sometime in the next 3 months. Write/type it so you remember to buy the ingredients, and have a time to prep it when basketball practice is not that same evening.
Action Step #3
Call/text/email/Vox or just plain tell you husband right now something you appreciate about him or something he has done for you and your family. As parents, we are sometimes so focused on our kids, that we forget what it was like during those dating and newlywed years when we got the complete attention and adoration from our significant other. He will appreciate the little love notes.
How will you be more intentional about keeping marriage and your husband a priority this year?