I am a few weeks behind on my Revive Your Marriage weekly challenges. We are on week 4, but I am going to jump back to week 2.
WEEK 2-That topic was working on our attitude. Reflecting back to when I was dating my husband and our marriage, it brings a smile to my face because I remember how and why I fell in love with him. He was attractive(which was the most important thing to me at the time), then his morals and what he believes were 2nd. It didn't take long for us to figure out we belonged together. Before we got married, a co-worker I worked with at Kohl's told me that the wedding day will be a blur so to get lots of pictures. Well to be honest, I thought she was just telling me a bunch of nonsense. I thought "hmm...it's the most important day of my life, I have to remember it!" I like having a video of our wedding to re-watch and remember the exact vows I said to him. Speaking of vows...this is a little side note, but in the movie the Vow, the vows they exchange are exactly what I feel along with the traditional parts too :) It's very creative and touching for me! A wedding vow is a positive promise that 2 people make to each other that is supposed to be forever. Generally most brides have a positive perspective and happy attitude on their wedding day. The positive attitude can be soon lost when things don't go our way after our marriage begins. It is important to get back to having a positive attitude for your husband, your marriage and lastly yourself.
WEEK 3-The third topic from the Women Living Well blog is working on a shoulder to shoulder friendship with our husband. I heard about this this past season in my MOPS group. I was like YES! That is so true. Since my hubby likes to play Call of Duty, I figured that would be the perfect opportunity to be his "friend". I tried that silly game and played for maybe a minute but I could tell he enjoyed my effort. The challenge says to "savor the moment like during the dating days". I will be working on this and I think it will make us have a better relationship by doing things he likes to do-even if I don't really enjoy them.
-willing to cook
-grill master ;)
-put up with me on my not-lovable days
It is a lot easier for me to come up with things I want to change about him or anyone for that matter! How sad is that? I seriously hate that I am so naggy and nit-picky. I am working on it but it is a process.
Anyways, those are the challenges from my point of view so far in a nutshell. If you want to follow Courtney's blog yourself it's www.womenlivingwell.org