You know that in your spiritual life, if you are not moving forward, you will move backward. It is the same in the married life. If we don’t “work” on our marriage day to day, we will stagnate and move backward. If we do not have forefront in our minds that this marriage is the most important commitment in our lives, than we will risk not using the amazing graces that God gave us on our wedding day.
There are several things that we can do to move forward, consciously, each day. One of them is to read good marriage books. I know how it goes, we don’t find the time during the day and then we fall asleep trying to read at night. Try to read at least 10 minutes in the morning. I can’t remember anything after 7pm myself. If we read a little each day on improving ourselves and getting to know how our men think, feel, and relate, our marriages can grow stronger each day.
A few books that i recommend besides “Love and Respect”, are the following:
- For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn
- His Needs, Her Needs by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
- List to love By” by Susan Merrill
These are easy to read and give practical advice. It’s surprising at how much I didn’t know about my marriage of almost 30 years until I read these books and others. The men we are married to will be so happy that we, as wives, take the time to make them and our marriages important. Because, once the children are gone, the person we will be sitting across from at the table needs to be our best friend. He will be the one that we will enjoy as we get older, but only if we have invested time now. We don’t want to get to that place and say, “who are you?”
If anyone has any other suggestions of good books, please let me know.
Take care and have a lovely week!