Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Daily Wife Tip

This last year was really rough. We moved, had responsibilities that meant a lot of travel, and I hurt my back several times. That's the short list.

I learned a lot, however. Isn't that the way it is with God. I learned that there will always be "stuff" going on and you can't let that stop you from living life and, since this is a Saturday tip, you can't let it stop you from having a bedroom life.

Certainly you want to take care of yourself, but realize that your married sexuality (both yours and your husband's) is important. Don't let life or mishaps routinely stall out your bedroom life. Be creative and find ways of keeping the flame alive even through difficult seasons or when mishaps occur.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

This is little tip is from that daily wife link I subscribe to. I love waking up every morning to find great advice and quotes to inspire my marriage. I saved this one from the other day to share with you because I thought it was such a good reminder for us as wives to not let "life" get in the way of us loving on our man. As women and mom's we have allot on our plates. We've got kids hanging from us and demands at home and work that draw all our attention and energy. Often we let our marriage not being "perfect" keep us from connecting with our husband intimately. I am gently reminded by this Godly women through her daily encouragements that "life" is just that, life. We cannot allow daily "things" to come in the way of us coming together and connecting with our husbands. They need that physical touch and nurturing often whether we "feel" like it or not.

I try to remind myself that it blesses my husband to surprise him with new date nights, quiet evenings with candles or maybe a new piece of lingerie or something. We are not the only ones who like to be romanced. :) Just a thought as Valentines Day approaches.


Rhonda said...

Good post! I think our marriages can be the biggest battle ground for the enemy and isn't it just like him to use things like "life happenings" to bring apathy towards our spouse? Its always good to have reminders to be pro-active in one of the most important relationships, gifts really, given to us by God.

Erica Young said...

I love this post and last year with running a household (minus kids) and working full time and trying to run a part time business life definitely got in the way. My goal for this year was to not get so busy and make sure I have time for the hubby. Thanks for the reminder.

Jessica said...

Ah, what a great post Christy. When life gets tough our marriages (and esp. sexuality) can be one of the first things we neglect. Thanks for the great reminder!

Brigitte said...

Wise wise words my friend!! I will keep them close at heart.

The Keilers said...

I got the same email and I also thought this was a goo reminder :).

littlecbsmom said...

Thank you for the reminder and the message! Good things to think about!

Valentine's Day could mean more than planning a homeschool party and Valentine exchange...mmmmm...what a concept!

Stacy Y said...

loved that tip also... Good thing to remember.. to put "life" on pause in our minds and remember why we fell in love in the first place and act on that ;-)

Eileen said...

I started reading this, and said "WHAT... you MOVED?" hehehe. Read on you silly girl. Great post!!!