Time for Your Marriage to Bloom
by Dr. Randy Carlson
As you decide to make time for the “important” things at hand each day, it’s easy to let your marriage simply exist. But just as a plant will eventually wither and die without a little water and sunshine, marriages need time and attention to thrive.
Tending your Marriage Garden
Doing One Thing to nurture your marriage each day can be the difference between slowly dying on the vine or producing fruit that will last. These are a few simple things you might consider.
Never leave the house without kissing your spouse.
Look for something you can sincerely compliment your spouse on each day.
Say “I love you” daily in a unique way for 30 days. Use a variety of art, languages, music and gestures. Creativity takes effort but speaks the message loudly.
As you take time to do one new and loving thing each day, share your intent with your spouse. And consider inviting your husband or wife to reciprocate. When you both do One Thing each day, the emotional investment in your marriage doubles! You stand to gain
Appreciation for your spouse and from your spouse
Greater awareness of spouse’s qualities
- Improved focus on your marriage
Lessons on Marriage From a Cup BearerUncover the life of Nehemiah. 2,500 years ago, took care of wine and food tasting for the Persian King. Join Dr. Randy in this full-length teaching audio file and find out the five things Nehemiah did that will help you enjoy the marriage that God intends for you. You’ll learn to
- Ask better questions
- Feel more deeply
- Make decisions
- Create bold plans
- Act more intentionally