Verse of the Day


"'Haven't you read,' he replied, 'that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female, and said, For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.'"

~Matthew 19:4-6


Today's Devotional Thought

June 27, 2012 by Wendy Foreman



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Time Together

Twenty years of marriage, hard to believe!!! My husband and I celebrated 20 years of marriage last week and to celebrate we planned a trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Sad to say we have not gone away, just the two of us, since our honeymoon. When you are busy raising kids and involved in ministry, you somehow are always doing for others and you think of yourself last. I was so convicted while we were away about spending more time with my husband away from our busy life.

I have heard for years how you have to make time for each other and go away together and stay connected, the two of you. I thought we were fine and saw very little need to get away. We have our day together (when the kids are in school) and we try very hard to keep open communication between us. Not until I got away did I really see how desperately we needed that time away. There were no distractions, no having to get home at a certain time or driving a child somewhere or having to stop what we are doing to listen to one of the kids talk, no cutting up someone's meat or pouring someone's drink. We spent 4 days focused on one another, we laughed and reminisced, and we planned and dreamed. We came home feeling so much more connected and in love because we spent time focused on each other.

I am so convinced that married couples need to get away without children and focus on each other. As a woman, to have the undivided attention of your husband is a great feeling. It makes us feel valued and loved and I believe for our husbands it is the same. We are attending to them and not our children or the housework.

If you are reading this today and find your marriage in trouble or just a little stale may I suggest that you do whatever you can do to get a way? It does not need to be far away or expensive. It just needs to be a place where you can go and really focus on one another. A time that you can talk about what is going on in your marriage, maybe areas that you can work on. For us it was a time to laugh together and dream together again. It was a time to talk about our future and what we hope for and pray for.

Take time today to love on your spouse, tell him how much you appreciate him and how grateful you are for what he has brought to your life.


Memorize this verse today:

"'Haven't you read,' he replied, 'that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female, and said, For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.'"
~Matthew 19:4-6



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