Being married is something that I treasure deeply. My Man is very patient with me. He loves and chooses me EVERYDAY. We are constantly working on our marriage, together. It's a two-way street that I, sometimes, try to turn it into a one-way. That's when we get to experience what I like to call, "marriage refinement." We sit down to hear each other out to bring our relationship into a more pure state. Basically, we get all the crap out in the open to make our marriage stronger. Sometimes it takes longer to get it out, but eventually, we purge ourselves and grow as one.
We had one of those "marriage refinement" discussions the other day. We hadn't had one in quite awhile. The day before had set us up. Through silence (thinking and choosing our words carefully), tears (all of mine), communicated hurts (listening to each other how our words and/or actions affected the other), and finally reconciliation and understanding, we were able to come together and be in line with one another, getting rid of the crud that was hindering our relationship.
In sticking inline with my #Intentional2014 resolution, my marriage is an area that I need to be more #intentional. I want to be a source of encouragement for my Man. I want to make sure that he knows he IS my Man. I want to make sure that he knows I don't lack for anything with him because of his love for Him. My Man is my heart and he treasures me. Will you join me in being #intentional with your spouse?