How can you improve your marriage during the coronavirus season?
In this week’s Crazy Cool Family podcast, we’re sharing what we’re doing to strengthen our marriage relationship, plus some tips on what we’ve learned from our own marriage coaches!
We are being vulnerable and sharing it all! We’re the first to admit that we have been better parents than we were spouses over the years.
With seven children, we realized at times we were too child-focused at the expense of our marriage.
Our kids were our common bond for so many years, but we loved parenting together! As we began to grow our ministry over the past few years, we realized it was time to focus on strengthening our marriage!
Our marriage coaches are David and Conia Wright (www.MrandMrsWright.com). We highly recommend you go check them out!
We hope this podcast is helpful for you as well. What can you do to grow your marriage during this time?
Crazy Cool Concepts
Keep God central!
Intentionally pray together.
Go to bed at the same time.
Learn to communicate effectively.
Learn to listen and don’t assume you know what your spouse is thinking.
Believe your spouse is FOR you.
Don’t be quick to misinterpret your spouse.
Be the one to initiate improving your relationship. Try, and keep on trying!
Prioritize each other.
Sacrifice your preferences. Do things that your spouse wants to do.
Pursue your spouse.
Prioritize your marriage relationship and learn how to improve it. Read books or listen to podcasts about marriage. Attend a virtual marriage conference.
And of course, we can’t record a podcast about marriage without mentioning sex. (If you’ve been around Suzanne at all, you know this topic comes up OFTEN!) Prioritize that in your marriage, too!
Scripture says in Genesis 2:24: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Isn’t that crazy it says the word, “flesh?” Not soul, spirit, or mind—but flesh! That’s the place where we sin the most—the place where we need to die the most to self. God gave us our spouse and knit us together as one flesh to help in the process of dying to our selfishness.
Philippians 2:3-5: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.”
So, how’s your marriage going during this coronavirus, quarantined season?
How’s it going if you’re spending more time together? Let’s focus on strengthening that relationship.
There’s hope in your marriage. And…there’s hope in your marriage during the coronavirus season.
Go be crazy (and don’t forget the sex)!
If you have a question or a parenting issue that you’d like us to discuss in a future podcast, email us at [email protected].