365 Days of Fun in Marriage

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Days of Our Lives


Tip # 3 

Blissful Every Single Day–Yeah, Right 

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As the TV soap opera commercial says, “like sands in the hour-glass, so are the days of our lives.” Our life certainly has never been a soap opera, for which I’m thankful, but it has trickled steadily as we wonder how it’s 2010 when “only yesterday” it was 1970. On June 20, 2010 we will be married for 40 years.  

A breakdown of our marriage during our 14,369 days (today is May 4, 2010)  has been spent in  

  • 65 %   “heart to heart abiding love immersed in puppy love & joy”
  • 24 %   “laundry, cleaning, jobs, meals, is-this-all-there-is-to-life attitude?”
  • 5 %     “what did I ever see in you?”
  • 1/2 %  “I’m going to ignore you”     
  • 1/2 %  “maybe we really weren’t meant for each other”
  • 5%      “OK, it’s time we work to love one another and get the great times back”

Summer is almost here. For us here in the desert, it averages 110 to 120 degrees–and much higher during the really hot summers. However, no matter where a person lives when temperatures are up, air conditioners have to work that much harder to cool things off. It’s just how marriages work. Marriage attitudes and temperatures aren’t always the same, and it takes work to keep that temperature at a comfortable, enjoyable degree; it doesn’t just happen day after day. 

Too often spouses concentrate on making their careers successful and think the marriage will just natually happen. The marriage will “just happen” and that’s why so many get divorced or stay married in misery.   

Jack and I do enjoy each other’s company and often describe our relationship as two puppies having fun and playing together. For 65% of the time that’s true.  Nevertheless, it takes 100% striving, reaching, and discerning to make any marriage the type of positive environment a couple aims for.  

People can’t see themselves 40 years down the road. That’s why it’s important to take every day, one day at a time. Every hour is a new hour to live life to its fullest with God directing every step of the way. If you’re married, put marriage before your career.

~ Glenda  (gj)   www.wordwardrobe.com  or www.glendaschoonmaker.com

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