Relationships That Strengthen The Home
I was scrolling through Facebook the other day when a post immediately caught my attention. The title was, “Before I Was Mommy, I Was His.” It turns out it’s a book excerpt from Becky Thompson about the importance of maintaining a relationship with your spouse, especially when kids come along. I know how challenging relationships are when kids are little because they’re still challenging when kids are older. However, relationships that strengthen the home are critical because they establish the foundation. The relationship you have with your spouse is the most important one there is!
A Good Example
Andy is such a good example of putting our relationship first. When I was working full-time outside the home, every night he would come out to my car and help me carry all my stuff inside (when you’re a designer, you have a lot of STUFF you have to carry with you). He would also have dinner waiting for me because he would make it home from work before I’d get home. Another reason why Andy’s so great is because he’s the perfect gentleman who always opens EVERY door for me. I hope I can say I’m as thoughtful and considerate as he is! He always puts our relationship first, and I’m so lucky to have him!
Excerpt From Book
Here’s an excerpt from the book, Hope Unfolding, to remind you what’s important: “Ladies, there will come a day when your husband walks in the door and you do not turn around. You will be preoccupied with filling up sippy cups and wiping booties. You will shout over the running bath water, “Hey! Glad you’re home.” But it wont mean what it used to mean. It wont be full of eager anticipation to spend time together. It will be full of expectation that he will aid in meeting the demands of the family. …But, ladies, when Mommy becomes your name, remember this man. Remember that you are his wife. Remember how much you love and appreciate him in this moment. Remember his dedication to your family. Remember his love and devotion to you. And then, when the days are long and you need a break, fall into his arms.”
What do you do to strengthen your relationship?
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