I, too, saw Do Not Disturb’s challenge on their post, Keeping Our Marriage Strong: We Do… and have followed suit with J of hotholyhumorous and Lori of The Generous Wife. Thanks for this challenge! It was fun.
Business Travel & Strong Marriage: What WE DO….
Lots of Phone Time (a little Face Time)…..Mr. Muscle travels for business nearly weekly. We have to be very diligent with our communication. He calls 3 or 4 times a day. He supplied me with an iPad so that we could ‘Face Time’ in the evenings. At one point it was easy to let the day slip by, lost in children and the ‘to-do’ list. Realizing how important it is to keep connected has been part of our Phase 2 of marriage.
Dedicated Weekend Time…..We try to keep our weekends free and clear for each other. If we must attend a function, we will go together if possible. There are the occasional men’s or women’s breakfasts. This rebonding time is very important especially for me. It helps to keep the libido lifted by being emotionally connected.
Sexual Intimacy Prioritized…..We have to take advantage of the time we have together. It’s all a part of Dedicated Weekend Time.
Trust….Communication and marriage protecting agreements are in place. We know each other’s schedules every day, whether we are apart or together. Trust is invisible until it is lost.
Travel & Novelty … We travel near and far when time and money allow. During our Dedicated Weekend Time, we like to experience new things together. We go to new restaurants and wine tastings. We will find a new nature trail to walk. We like meeting new people together and hearing their stories. Sometimes it’s as simple as taking an alternate route home from Target.
We do God…and ALL this encompasses, He’s our grace and foundation. He’s our captain during hurricanes. Mr. Muscle and I worship together and have invigorating debates regarding Bible passages. We are incredibly aware that all our blessings come from above.
Check back tomorrow for this week’s SEX DRIVE TRANSFORMATION thought & scripture key!