I recently started following Time Warp Wife. I began reading the six steps for a beautiful marriage. Step 1: 3 areas I want to be made beautiful. 3 areas to begin to pray and work with God over the next week to see what I can do to improve my relationship with Dale.
Our marriage is good. Relationships take dedication and attention or they'll fall apart. I am led to pay more attention to my part in our relationship and I have found several blogs that will help me.
1. Domestic support. I've made this part of my goals for this year. I will work towards putting out all the hotspots, let go a clutter the is chocking us. I know Dale doesn't mind a certain level of clutter, but he also likes to come home to an order home.
2. Attitude. I've developed a I must control everything and have my way (you'll see in post over the next month. I need to lighten up and go with the flow - which is the attitude Dale has most of the time. The day that I let go and went with it turned out to be a very enjoyable day. I pushed my agenda aside and had a great time. Now I need to keep it up, fortunately I have a Holy Spirit directing and convicting me.
3. Be available. This is somewhat tied to the above attitude. Be available to listen and hear what's going on in his life - his work, his study, his activities. Be available with my time, not be wore out from all my activities that I have nothing left to give him.