Each Monday I post a picture on Instagram with a snapshot of something we do because marriage matters. You can read more about why we do this on my first Marriage Matters post. Having a strong and happy marriage doesn’t just happen – it takes work!
Here’s a recap of my #MondayMarriageMatters posts from September!
"Nobody's perfect. Love makes it that way." Each day this week my goal is to close my mouth when I want to say something critical and to open it when I have something complimentary to say. I want to overlook the flaws and overemphasize the good in my husband. (📷: from date night on Friday) #mondaymarriagematters #marriageworks #marriage
I spent the weekend away from my husband, so tonight I tagged along to a preseason sports meeting. I have my portable charger, thank you notes and my cute new dollar tree travel cup, so I'm good to hang out in the hallway while he's in the meeting. I have stuff to do at home, but it's worth it to pack up my to-do's so we can spend time together! #mondaymarriagematters #marriageworks #marriage #monday #lipstickonthestraw
This picture makes me smile. ☺️💕 Speaking of smiling, I try to always "smile" with my voice when my husband calls me on the phone. I want him to know I'm always glad to hear from him and that his call is a welcome part of my day – not an interruption or an annoyance. #mondaymarriagematters #ontuesday #marriageworks #marriage #love
Last month I talked about the hashtag #marriageworks and how it brought me hope. One thing we can all probably stand to work on as wives is the way we respond to our husbands (see the insta from 9/20). When he calls to you from another part of the house, how do you respond? Do you even respond? I know sometimes I’m tempted not to answer, just so he has to walk to where I am instead of me going to see what he needs. I mean really – how ugly and selfish is that?
When he calls you on the phone, how do you answer? I always try to make my voice perky so he knows I’m excited to hear from him, but sometimes the call comes at a truly inconvenient time. Answering the phone in an annoyed tone and rushing him through the conversation always leaves me regretful that I didn’t just take a second and appreciate the fact that he chose to communicate with me! I hope you’ll make an effort this week to answer your husband with kindness and love. I’m working on it too!
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, but I love seeing what you share! There are over 100 posts under the #MondayMarriageMatters hashtag – head over there for some great marriage encouragement!
Take a moment this week and do something special for your marriage – because it matters!