Happy Friday everyone..
A very short posting today my dears..
Terry and I were listening to a Christian radio channel yesterday (VOAR in Newfoundland) and Greg Smalley was doing an interview on behalf of Focus on the Family..
They were talking about a free date night challenge that they are doing..
It was such a great interview and so many wonderful ideas for not only couples in crisis but also for everyone who is wanting to invest in their marriage..
He spoke of how marriages are not on cruise control and that each day we need to put energy and time into keeping it current and effective..
I have posted before of the time many years ago when Terry and I were in a crisis.. We both wanted our marriage to work and decided to set aside every Friday night for Date Night..
It proved to be beneficial and we have continued it ever since..
We do not always go out but there is usually something special about this night..
At Keepers of the Home meetings we encourage couples to set aside an evening just for them..
Date Night is an investment in time to help you to honour and value each other..
A time to learn about each other..
It should not be a time of discussing family problems but of having fun together..
Focus on the Family have so many wonderful and FREE ideas on how you can make your marriage work..
Sometimes couples just need help...
Good Christian help is a blessing and worth looking into..
God loves you and he loves your marriage..
It is the will of God for your life and you need to do all you can to help you both get through the valleys..
And yes, we all have our valleys..
Forty one years later Terry and I agree that it was worth every effort we made to keep it together..
The rewards dear hearts are priceless..
Looking down the dinner table on special family days and seeing our children and their children is just one way that I count as blessing..
There is nothing that can replace that..
Here is the link so you can check it out if you are so inclined..
It was lovely having you visit..
I know that this posting is not for everyone..
But it is certainly necessary in a lot of families today..
Looking forward to hearing from you all. .
Love and Prayers.