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! The things I share each Monday aren’t things we’ve mastered. We certainly have our rough days, but the good ones are so good that they make the rough days worth it!
Here’s a recap of my #MondayMarriageMatters posts from October!
One way to protect my marriage is to treat my husband as my best friend. He's the person with whom I share my most intimate thoughts, my greatest fears and my biggest joys. Consider Proverbs 2:16 and the description of a woman none of us want to be like…"The adulteress…forsakes the companion of her youth." My husband is my greatest companion – not my sister, my mom, my girlfriend or my coworker. (Also, he lets me color coordinate our Sunday clothes) 💕 #mondaymarriagematters #marriageworks #marriage #proverbs #love #monday
Be the first to initiate the good things in marriage: a kiss, hand holding, compliments, gratitude, kind words, affection and forgiveness. This is especially important when you don't feel like doing it! Speaking from experience. 😉 #mondaymarriagematters #marriageworks #marriage #love (📷: December 2013)
I am making an effort to read more marriage blogs, and one of my favorites is The Generous Wife. She posts "daily reminders to grow your marriage" and her posts are so practical! I won this book in a recent giveaway she hosted – I'm excited to start working through it. (I will also post this picture on my Facebook page with a link to her blog). #mondaymarriagematters #marriageworks #marriage #reading #marriageblog @denadyer
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 175 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!