One of my favorite things to do is to read and continually learn and grow. Most often, I read business books and how to improve myself and my confidence. However, right before Christmas, I came across these books called Husband After God and Wife After God.
I was immediately drawn to them, and wanted to get them for me and Scott. However, I was a little hesitant to get them because he's not as much of a reader as I am. Plus, I thought he may think I was crazy.
But I took a leap of faith and bought them for Scott for Christmas.
I was shocked when we started reading them Christmas evening. And we've been reading them every evening since then (give or take a couple days where I've been too sick).
I can't even begin to explain how amazing these books have been, not only for our marriage but for all areas of our lives.
We read one chapter a night. Three or four pages, nothing major. We then read the associated bible verses, then answer a few questions. I'm not sure if it was the intent of the book, but Scott and I talk about our answers and discuss that chapter and how it relates to us, our marriage, our family, etc.
This has seriously been so eye opening for us, for our relationship and marriage. We have started praying together more often, we think about our actions and reactions, with each other and with the kids, and we talk about everything, more so than we ever have before.
Now, mind you, Scott and I didn't have a terrible relationship before. Our communication was pretty darn good. But we still had a lot to learn. And when you put God first, when you put His values first, it changes how you look at things, how you react to things, how you speak to one another.
This is true for any and every relationship we have.
I would encourage any married couple to get these books. Read them together. Use them to grow closer to God, and to grow closer to each other. Because it is a continual, ongoing, daily process!
Work on your relationship with yourself every day. Work on your relationship with God every day. Work on your relationship with your spouse every day. Work on all your relationships.
Because they DO take work. Always remember that.
Have a beautiful day! And a blessed week!
With love and wellness,