We can sense the fun we will have this year. It’s as if this year we’re more connected and ready to take on new challenges. We know what to expect from each other, we know our boundaries, we know our likes, and dislikes. A year of accepting things just the way they are! It’s like we’ve graduated to a new level of our marriage!
Could it be because we’re entering into 6 years of marriage? I mean we have grown throughout the years, right? Or is it because we’ve continued to place God at the forefront of our marriage and He has led us to have more of a spiritual intimacy? Well, I will say when we try to take matters into our own hands we are faced with the many stresses of miscommunication, sexual tension, not upholding our roles as husband and wife, hard to get over arguments, and not to mention dealing with finances.
However, when we begin to pray together, read our daily devotional and share our love for Our Lord and Savior; communication seems to flow easier, sex is more meaningful, challenges that arise are taken right to Him, the awkward moment after arguments seem to dissipate, and finances seem to come together. Together and separately, we are able to open up to each other without judgment, without feeling like the other won’t receive what we are trying to communicate.
Looking back at our first year of marriage, there was a lot of work that needed to be done. Many many trials and lessons learned during that time. We were newlyweds that just moved together, going with the flow and trying to figure things out. Though we took the “right steps” to ensure a great marriage, I think we always forgot to keep God first. Now knowing this we have to diligently continue to develop not only a relationship with God, but with each other.
What comes to mind when you think of the next level of your relationship?