It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.- Friedrich Nietzsche
As many of you know, I’ve been married since the age of 19! My husband and I have 5 beautiful and talented children and many farm animals! 🙂 We’re business owners, church-goers and volunteers and much more. So when do we have the time to celebrate us or to just gaze into each other’s eyes? Hardly ever! That must definitely change in 2019!
Last year, we’ve stepped out and embarked on out of the box ventures and businesses. This year, we are focusing on doing less with good intentions and excellence. With this new found time on rebranding and saying no to a lot of opportunities and events, hubby and I are deciding to invest in each other. Now, please understand, we are always working and brainstorming ideas together on a daily basis, but we want to build each other outside of business. It is easy to become consumed with the “what to do” and not focus on the “who are we”. I want to know my husband more outside of work. It’s the same with spiritual relationships. We want to experience the splendor of God and not necessarily the things He can do for us. We all know that God is able to do, but to experience I Am, is a totally different experience. The seeking His Face and not His Hand type of relationship. That is what is needed for every relationship, especially those ordained by God, such as marriage.
When it comes to marriage goals, this is what we look for:
Lord, teach us to value our time and our relationship with our spouse. The more time spent seeking You and fulfilling each other the better. I pray that marriages with You as the Foundation, be a testament to others and reflect Your goodness and favor. May Your great love be revealed and displayed in our love and relationship with each other.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.