As time goes on, the beauty of loving our spouse looks different with the changing seasons in life.
As my marriage has progressed over the past 20 years, each season has brought its own joys and struggles.
If I could describe our life with four young kids in the house I would say busy, exhausting, overwhelming and messy.
But I would also say fun, exciting, heartwarming and abundant!
And I wouldn’t trade any of it for anything.
The family is a masterpiece God created in order to teach us how to love one another as He loved us.
It requires looking in the mirror and digging deep into the core of who we are in order to see our desperate need for the power of God to enable us to reflect His image.
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Exhaustion and busyness can easily tire us out causing us to lose the desire to pursue love with the same effort we gave when the relationship was new and our vision was easily focused on one another.
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I want to share a few vital ways to keep love alive during the busy season of messy floors and interrupted conversations.
I would love for you to read the rest of this post at my friend Lori’s blog, Searching For Moments.
Love these practical tips! We are just starting these busy parenting years so I appreciate the wisdom from something farther into them.
Valerie I love this. I tweeted one of the tweets. Love how you said the family is a masterpiece.
Valerie- I enjoyed your post! “It requires looking in the mirror and digging deep into the core of who we are in order to see our desperate need for the power of God to enable us to reflect His image.”
This is so true! I can’t manage even a short time period without God’s power, and then to reflect an image worthy of God takes even more of His power!
Your #SittingAmongFriends neighbor,
Valerie- such wise wise words here! I see so many marriage suffer during the busy years! This wisdom is so practical!
Thank you, Valerie, for this spot on post! As we look for the good and be thankful for the things our spouse does do well, we empower our marriage and each other. Also, as we invest in the time now, our dividends will pay off greatly in the future! I’m so thankful you are a part of this series! I am praying it brings hope and encouragement to many!
What a practical and helpful post, Valerie!
I’m heading over to Lori’s site to read the rest!