Monday, July 11, 2011

Kids vs Marriage

Life as a parent can be demanding.  Whether you work outside the home or stay at home.  Our children touch us, sit on us, even hang on us.  We spend the day cleaning messes, answering questions and dealing with problems.  By the time the kids are finally in bed the last thing we want to do is be touched yet again.  At a time when we should now be focusing on our spouse and marriage, we are ready to crash.

Caring for our children and building a relationship with them is so very important.  But it is temporary.  One day they will be grown and move out.  And that day, we will find ourselves alone with our husband.

Now, I am not telling you to spend less time with your children. Please do not misunderstand.  Take care of them.  Be a good mother to them.  But remember to save some energy and time for your husband.

If you truly need a small break after putting the kids to bed, ask your husband for a few moments alone.  Go for a walk or take a shower or even a bubble bath.  Do something to refresh and calm yourself.  Then be willing and ready to give your husband some attention.  

On of my favorite quotes says this, "The grass is not greener on the other side, it is greener where we water and fertilize it."  We need to fertilize and care for our relationship with our husband.  So tonight, put the kids to bed, take a refreshing shower, then go snuggle up to your man and show him how much you love him.  

Sweet Blessings~


  1. A great post. Sometimes when the time is not spent with the spouse while the kids are growing up when they leave to be on there own, if that time isn't spent with the spouse you might find you have nothing in common anymore. A wonderful post and great reminder to spend time with your spouse.

    Blessings to you and love you.

  2. Great reminder! Sometimes it feels like we give and give all day. But we must make time to give to our relationship with our husbands. It is worth the effort. :)

  3. Great reminder. I always try to remember that these are the hardest times of our lives... if we don't nurture our relationship now we'll have nothing left later. I had never heard that quote, but I love the twist on the original! Thanks Jenifer!

  4. Great hubby will be thankful :)


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