When life gets busy, marriage can take a back seat, here are 15 ways to prioritize your marriage.
Currently, my life is pretty busy. I’m currently in school, I’m taking a few classes to finish my Business degree, Working part time, building my YouTube channel and this blog. My Pastor at the church I attend is teaching about Marriage from the book Song of Solomon. Here are 15 ways to prioritze your marriage:
Quality Time. Spending time with your spouse is never wasted. Netflix and chill (Actually watching netflix and relaxing, together!) is one of our ways we spend time together. After the kids go to bed, my husband and I was a show (I hihgly recommend) called: The Night Shift. This show is really thought provoking and after each episode we spend some time talking about it.
Involvement. Involve your spouse in the things you are passionate about and vice versus.
Finances. I work a part time job and there are 2 most important things I do with my pay check. I tithe and take my husband out on a date. Marriage is very important to me and I love to show my husband, how much I care, so I like to do special things for him.
Attitude. My attitude I notice can be a deal breaker to my husband. I notice that lately and try to fix it. When my husband come home from work, I like to be in a good mood. Everyday is not like that but most days I’m intentional about having a good attitude.
Invest. Investing in anything in your spouse is worth it. Time, Money and everything in between, can speak volumes to how importnant your spouse is to you.
In this picture, hubby wanted to try this seafood place. He LOVES seafood and this place is pretty popular in my area. So we tried it out. It was FUN!
Emotions. Its the same consept with attitude, is controlling your emotions. You don’t want to hide them and you don’t want to go out of control as well. Its being mindful about your emotions.
Words. Speaking positive words, encouraging and uplifitng your spouse is one of the many ways you can priotize your marriage. You are making a decision to put your spouse first in everything you do.
Relationships. Letting people know that your spouse is important to you, even in public. How you talk about your spouse, not making mean jokes about them in public. Your intent is priority to your spouse and others.
Interest. Taking an interest in the things your spouse is passionate about. My husband loves Jiu Jitsu, watching movies with action and fixing vechiles are some of the things my husband loves to do. Taking an interest shows he’s important to me and I want to learn.
Listen. Don’t give your spouse half your attention. This means looking into your spouses’ face, their eyes, not talking over them, be fully engaged in what they are saying.
Trust. Expect your spouse to do what is right. Making a point to fully trust your spouse. No matter what.
Grace. Realizing your spouse is different. Prioritizing your marriage by, embracing their differences, let them be themselves, don’t make fun or get angry about it. God created each of us differently, give your spouse grace.
Forgiveness. Forgive your spouse. There will be times in Marriage when your spouse will hurt your feelings, Forgive them. By Priotizing your marriage, you be the first person to forgive first.
Respect. Respect your spouse opinion. It can be neither right or wrong, it could just be different. You don’t always have to be right, or put them in their place, by priotiziing your marriage, you are respecting your spouse opinion and leaving it at that.
Special Occasions. Anniversaries, Birthdays, Big accomplishments, anything that is special to your spouse, make it a SPECIAL OCCASION. By priotizing your marriage, you are treating your spouse special, more important than any other person, your kids, your goals in life, etc. Your spouse is #1 in your life.
Matthew 19:3-6 (NKJV)
(v.4) ” … And he answered and said to them, Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning “made them male and female and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh.”
The concept here is to leaving the ways, what you used to do when you we’re with your family and establishing a new relationship with your spouse, which takes priority over all others. Your marriage relationship is what matters above all else. These 15 ways can give you some ideas on how you can start proitizing your marriage in your everyday life.