If you had to describe your marriage in one word what would it be? Did it take you a few minutes to choose the right word? Was the word positive?
Once we get comfortable in our marriage, we forget the basic reason why we got married. We lose the oomph we once had. Basically, we get very content with our spouse and begin to take certain aspects of our marriage for granted. We cannot take on that attitude.
You know I am one that believes in investing in good stock and our marriage is the best stock to invest in.
We must take an interest in our marriage before it hit rock bottom (it hits rock bottom because we didn’t invest in it). Taking an interest in keeping your marriage fresh and vibrant will assist in heading off any stalemate that could occur in marriage. When we actively pursue to learn, bond, and build with our spouse, we can avert molehills from becoming mountains.
September is a very important month in my household. As many of you know, it is the month that my husband and I got married. Tuesday, September 4, will be 14 years for us! So as we all know when we are blessed to see another year, we have the opportunity to improve on, reflect on, and grow from the point we are currently at.
Each year, my husband and I take the time on our anniversary to talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly from the previous year in marriage. We use that dialogue to help us to plan the upcoming marital year.
This year, since we have Still Dating My Spouse, we wanted to issue a challenge to all the couples that follow the blog.
The challenge is 14 days (14 because of our anniversary). I will write a blog post that will challenge you in your communicating, thinking, and actions in your marriage. The challenge is to participate and move your marriage to the next level. Every marriage is at a different level but you will definitely be able to see some improvement after the 14 day challenge.
The challenge will only work if you are consistent and dedicated to working the challenges. There will be for 14 days of challenges that will focus on 14 different areas of marriage.
Since every marriage is unique, please use the challenges as a guide. You will definitely have to tailor the timing of each challenge to fit into the dynamics of your marriage.
The challenges are doable. They may have you stepping out of your comfort zone but with anything worth having it is worth a little stepping outside the box. Isn’t your marriage worth you stepping out of your comfort zone?
Not only are we issuing you a 14 day challenge, but we are also giving you the opportunity to attend a FREE marriage retreat online. We are hosting Love Summit marriage series online via Sol Searching blog talk radio show.
Love Summit is 14 days, 14 speakers, 14 topics.
Marriages are being destroyed daily and we feel the need to give you the resources you need to build a strong healthy marriage.
We invite you to tune in Monday-Friday from September 4-21 at 7pmCST to listen to the great speakers I have lined up for Love Summit.
For more info about Love Summit, please click here.
The challenge will begin on Tuesday, September 4. I will issue you a new challenge every week day. You will get a break on the weekends or use those days to catch up with the week challenges.
Now please remember, a few of the challenges will ask you to perform a task for an X number of days. We are trying to make lifetime changes not a season change. So with any habit, it takes 21 days of consistent doing to make it a habit.
So please make it your resolve to continue the challenges long pass the day they are issued to you.
Day 1: Fresh Start
Day 2: Communication
Day 3: Flirt with your Spouse
Day 4: Quickies
Day 5: Social Media
Day 6: Its Time for a Change
Day 7: Positive Affirmations
Day 8: Journal
Day 9: Get Physical
Day 10: Sharing is Caring
Day 11: Remove the Bondage
Day 12: Gift Giving
Day 13: Your Spouse BFF
Day 14: Date Your Spouse
I hope you will join us in this challenge.