We are busy people. With the advancements in technology and instant access to the world, we can become busy to the point of over extending ourselves.
It is so easy.
Sometimes it is too easy.
Sometimes we lose sight of important things because we become immersed in so many little time-consuming details.
What suffers the most?
Those things that don’t demand our attention.
Those things that don’t get up and scream for us to give them our time.
Some of it is the mindless stuff. The stuff that doesn’t require us to think that much but suddenly steals hours away from us. Do you have things that do that to you? Those things that you were only going to give a moment of your time to and now it is an hour or two later?
Some of it is the stuff that completely takes over your mind. Maybe time is flying by because you were so consumed with your tasks that you weren’t watching the clock.
Many times our marriage is the thing that suffers because it doesn’t yell to be noticed. Maybe we are both too busy. Maybe one is nagging and the other is ignoring the nagging. Maybe we have just become complacent.
Ahh, complacency. The slow death of marriage.
What do we do to fix it?
Make an appointment. Give your marriage its very own slot in your day. Write it down. In ink. Or permanent marker.
Anything else that wants to take your time during that appointment will need to wait. Put away your technology. The phone calls can wait. The texting can wait. Facebook can wait. Your friends can wait. Yes, even your kids can wait. You are making the appointment so you can make it when other things can wait.
How long should the appointment be?
As long as you want. Can’t get more than five minutes? Fine. Maybe you can schedule a few five minute appointments. Or maybe you need to work your way up from five minutes. Take what you can.
What should you do at your appointment?
Talk. Pray. Worship. Eat. Walk. Exercise. Don’t watch TV and consider that your appointment. Be creative. Have a staring contest if you want to. Give each other a massage. Break the record for the world’s longest kiss. Head off to the bedroom and … well you know… Do we need to spell that out for you?
How are you going to schedule time for your marriage today?
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