A few weeks ago my Mom wrote a post encouraging her readers to do something special for their marriage each week. She said,
“This is my way to help maintain my marriage…maintenance is simply providing care and upkeep. Just like anything else, if a marriage isn’t cared for, it will fall apart.
Having a goal of posting a marriage picture each Monday will prompt me to be active in my care of making my relationship with my husband the best it can be, by God’s grace. In a day when marriage is being redefined and changed from God’s original plan, I think it’s essential that we set good examples of a godly marriage – a man and a woman who love God and one another for life.“
It can be easy to just coast through married life, especially when life is busy. He knows you love him, you know he loves you, so you’re good. Right? Maybe not. Proverbs 14:1 says, “The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hand tears it down.” Just as it takes menu plans and cleaning schedules to keep the house maintained, it takes work and effort to maintain and care for your marriage. According to Proverbs, if we aren’t building, we’re destroying.
I took the weekly marriage challenge issued by my Mom – if you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen the pictures I posted with #MondayMarriageMatters.
Last week I attended a basketball game with Paul. Refereeing is a huge part of his life and I love supporting him in it! We had fun watching the game before his. ❤️ I'm joining @denisec_refreshher for #mondaymarriagematters where we share a moment from the past week highlighting something we did to make our marriage what it should be. Join us!
Paul had to work on Saturday, even though our roads were covered in ice and snow. I got up early and made his favorite hot breakfast. I really wanted him to stay home and watch movies with me, and I'm sure Paul would have enjoyed a rare day off. But I made sure he was aware of my admiration of his incredible work ethic and dependability. He needs to hear those words of respect from me! #mondaymarriagematters
Today my Mom is also sharing a recap of the #MondayMarriageMatters posts from the past couple weeks. You can read her post here. I hope you’ll join in the #MondayMarriageMatters challenge – of course you don’t have to post it on Instagram unless you choose to do that. Just take a moment each week and do something special for your marriage – because it matters!