Is your marriage living out Christ’s example of how He loves His church? That kind of love goes beyond the romantic stage. More than just a feeling. It becomes who you are and how you act. When you said your vows and entered into the covenant on your wedding day, love became a choice. Not just for the present, but until the end of you. Christ’s love was selfless. He sacrificed His perfect place next to his father, so that his father could have a relationship with us. It should be our desire to love that way, too.
The marriage you hold between you and your spouse is as sacred as your fine china and should be treated as such. So, set it apart. Let the relationships you have with yourself, your kids, your parents and in-laws, your friends, become secondary to the relationship you hold inside your marriage.
Everyone has a favorite hobby they enjoy. For example, I enjoy music. I enjoy learning new instruments. I have a few favorites I like to play. But only one I would find hard to part ways with. It is the same way with my relationships. I have many close relationships with family and friends, but the relationship I have with my wife, is special. It is a relationship I won’t give up. A relationship I want to spend time in. A relationship that takes the back seat only to the relationship I have with my God.
Take time to allow the two of you to mesh as one. Make it a priority in your weekly activities. Make it special, make it count! Enjoy the memories and recall them often to keep the spark alive.