The holidays get so crazy, that often our marriage relationship gets placed on the backburner. Mark and I are having to carve out some time for just the two of us. We’re being intentional about talk-time after the kids are in bed. We’re setting up a date during the next two weeks for us to spend some time together.
What about you? What are you doing during the holiday season to keep your marriage a priority? Or maybe the question is, what will you commit to doing during the next few weeks to invest in your marriage? Maybe you haven’t even given that a thought and this will simply prompt you to make your marriage a priority. Whatever it is…I want to hear about it! Let’s encourage each other to keep our marriage a priority!
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We went on a double date with friends over the weekend and today is my birthday and we are going on a date tonight and grandma just called to say she is keeping the kids overnight. Husband has a few days off making Christmas weekend extra long. Planning on a quiet night after kids are in bed to sit by fireplace with him with the christmas tree lights on.
This year we decided instead of getting each other presents for Christmas we would get some presents we could use together. So we got some movie tickets (from Costco) and some restuarant gift cards. Now we will only have to pay for a babysitter and not all three things! We are going to save money in the long run! We are too in the ministry and know that things can get so busy and know that if we don't make time for one another things will get out of hand. We want to focus on keeping God first in our relationship.
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Our anniversary falls over Christmas break, so we always try to get away for one night together!
My husband and I have set a time limit (or goal) to be home at a certain time after each Christmas. We celebrate four different times so things can get crazy throughout the week. Setting a time limit allows us to have "quiet time" together throughout with no one bothering us. It also helps to keep our stress down and our focus on one another.
I bought the Love Dare book from the Fireproof movie. We plan on reading the book and learning about how we can do little things to make our relationship better. I'm excited about it:)
I will definitely "steal" some ideas from this post! We definitely fail in making our marriage a priority during the Christmas Season. Where my husband won't go Christmas shopping, I find myself running the kids around and doing all the shopping myself. I usually am the one making the plans for our family Christmas gatherings and gift wrapping, etc. He usually does take the week between Christmas and New Years off. So we are planning on having friends over for New Years…that will be nice.
Thanks for the reminder! Here I am sitting at the computer while he's in the other room reading. Kids are all in bed; we could be sitting out with the lights & candles together . . . time to go!
We will go shopping (together) for each other on Wednesday. Before heading home we will find a quiet place to eat and give each other our gift.
I have the sweetest husband on earth…just spending time alone with him is "present" enough.
We always have made it a priority for us to take a day and shop for the kids' presents together. I rarely buy anything for them before the Christmas season because this is our special time to buy them gifts we have bought together. We usually go out to lunch together that day too. I look forward to that day for weeks beforehand!
I homeschool our five children and my husband works from home as a computer programmer. We have a hard and fast rule; "No work after supper". This ensures we actually see each other even though we're home together all day!
We're probably not being as deliberate as we could be about "scheduling" time together. However, between Christmas and New Years, things usually slow down a lot, and we'll probably find a couple of quiet evenings at home (once the kids are in bed), possibly for a game or movie night.
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