A lot can be wrong in a family, that unity between husband and wife will make right. It’s about STABILITY, one of the most important factors in a child’s life.
When there is harmony, unity and a sense that Mom and Dad are on the same page, children feel more secure, an ingredient necessary for their ability to thrive.
I know I take this for granted a lot. I often am not deliberate enough in my efforts to nurture my relationship with my husband. I can be too busy, too careless with words, or simply too sparing of gratitude, often leading to unnecessary disunity or a feeling of tension.
Ironically, we can often let our care for our children supersede our care for our marriage. But if we want to do something good for them, we need to start by doing something good for our marriage.
I decided to think of 5 ways I could easily nurture my marriage…perhaps you would like to join me!
- Start the day with affection, kind words and gestures. Can I bring him his cup of coffee, smile at him, and greet him with a term of endearment?
- Flirt with him. Why do we stop doing this when we get married? Don’t get so consumed with the day’s business to forget to be playful with your husband. It can change everything.
- Think before you complain. Often when we complain about something, our husband may take it as a slight against his ability to provide or make us happy. I need to remember this! Along these lines, we also need to replace criticism, which is so easy to give, with gratitude.
- Remember his need for intimacy. His physical needs are just as important to him as our emotional ones. Sex makes him feel connected. It’s just like that.
- Play jokes. Laughter brings unity and a sense of togetherness unlike anything else. Don’t get too busy to have fun!