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Our partners deserve more than leftovers

October 20, 2014

Here’s an idea…

In their book, The Marriage Garden, H. Wallace Goddard and James P. Marshall say, “With many demands on our time, sometimes our marriages only get cold leftovers from last night’s dinner. Marriage may get only small fragments of spare time and energy. This is likely to leave the relationship feeling starved and empty” (p. 30).

In other words…

We need to make time with our spouse a priority. Before we take on new tasks and hobbies that may take up our time, we need to consider how these may affect our relationship with our partners. Time together doesn’t have to be elaborate dates or expensive trips. Doing simple things at home together consistently are much more important than the “romantic getaways.”

How this applies to you…

Make time for your partner, it doesn’t have to be expensive or a huge effort, just do little things together and they will have a big influence on your relationship. Find something to do together that you both enjoy.

To Find Out More…

For an excellent (and free!) program on marriage, see The Marriage Garden or Getting Our Hearts Right at uaex.edu/marriage.

For an excellent book focused on marriage, read The Marriage Garden by H. Wallace Goddard and James P. Marshall.With many demands on our time marriage gets cold leftovers

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