Spending Time Apart In A Marriage
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The problem that we are going to talk about today is that husband and wife can spend entirely too much time apart from each other.
It's quite common that couples spend an inordinate amount of time in a marriage with no romantic connection between them.
However, what you need to understand is that the bond of love is stronger than anything in this world.
Many people mistake time away from their partners, with disinterest and even apathy, but it's actually quite the opposite.
Husbands and wives spend their lives together and cannot live without one another.
There have been numerous couples that have made it through separations, divorce, and remarriages by the grace of God.
And these couples tell their children that when God is with you, He's all you need.
When I look at my children and the great love that they have for one another, and I know that God is all that they need, my heart is filled with peace.
If you are having difficulties in a marriage, it's because you are both giving up on each other
Marriage is not something that can just be done on a weekend and then never talked about again.
Time apart is like a plant in the ground, it must be nurtured and watered so that it can flourish.
You may be afraid to talk to your spouse about spending time apart because of fear that they may become angry with you or angry with themselves.
This is not what is going to happen.
In fact, your spouse is probably loving this very much.
Your spouse probably knows that you love them enough to take care of yourself and make sure that you are okay emotionally, so that you don't get into trouble and that you do what is necessary to stay healthy, so they probably look at this time apart as the greatest gift that you could ever give them.
Do you see now why this time apart is a beautiful thing?
Now you understand why couples do this time apart
Take your time apart and treat your marriage like a grandchild and give it the best love that you possibly can, and it will give you the greatest joy that you could ever imagine.
You must give your spouse the time and the love that they need to do this, and you must do this with the support and encouragement of your spouse.
If you keep their needs at the forefront, and not your own, and you stay there with them and help them, you will become stronger together and the bond of love will strengthen even further.
You will be coming back together again more beautiful than ever.
Marriage is a gift from God, He created it, He blessed it, and He wants us to take good care of it.
This means that we have to spend time together and strengthen our love.
If you take your time apart, you are depriving your spouse of that opportunity.
God has blessed you with the gift of your spouse and you need to take it into the future, and not waste a moment of it.
When you love someone as much as God has blessed you with, time apart is a beautiful thing
If you love your spouse as much as God has blessed you with, there is nothing that you cannot do for them and no sacrifice that you can not make.
One of my favorite songs is a country song by David Nail called "You've Got To Win It."
It talks about a woman who comes home to find her man missing and is worried about him.
She goes to bed and he doesn't come to bed and she gets upset that he isn't there.
"You've got to win it, baby, you've got to win it!"
All she wants is to know that her man is safe and sound.
She is concerned, but she cannot get to him because the fire is too big, the flood is too deep, and the storm is too destructive.
"It's too big, too deep, and too destructive, and I don't know if I can save you, but I'm going to try."
And it goes on and on until she finally gives up and goes to sleep and can finally rest.
When she wakes up and opens the door, she finds her man standing there, walking down the road with a smile on his face, and he says, "I won it, baby!
I won it!"
All she can do is ask him what happened.
And he says, "I told you that I was going to win it!"
And she tells him how she has been worried about him and asked him where he was and he just went out on the road.
He didn't tell her that he was going to go get a beer.
And then he said, "I won it!
I won it!"
He explained that it was hard and that there were things that he couldn't do, but he pushed through the difficulties and he finally got to where he wanted to be.