When we first got married we took delight in our spouse and wanted to spend as much time with them as possible. Each annoyance, each argument starts to push us a little away from that feeling and we might even start to avoid our spouse. It might only last a few minutes at first but if we do not take control of that feeling those minutes will turn into hours, then days, until that is the predominant feeling and we no longer long to feel that closeness that we used to crave. We might say that we want to be close but we don't know how to get back to that "lovin' feeling" we used to have.
To achieve that we need to make it a habit to lead our emotions. Take your partner's hand, enjoy your spouse and remind yourself why you fell in love in the first place. If we put in the effort again and again, it will become second nature for us again. Just like we have to make an effort at times to not be as critical, we also have to make an effort and remember to delight in our spouse. Flirt with your spouse like you did when you first met. Dream together of things you want to achieve. Talk with each other not just about the necessary things but about the small things as well. Delight in his or her presence.
Today's dare is asking you to neglect one of your 'duties' today in favor of just spending time with your partner. Enjoy each others presence while spending some quality time together. No projects. No duties. Just each other.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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