My wife and I actually just did celebrate in September our 12th year anniversary, and we celebrated by shopping! We went out and put the kids back and just had time to, really, shopping turned into conversation which turned into life goals and dreams; and I feel like communication is the way to keep a marriage healthy. There’s different times, there’s things about my job that make it super difficult at home, and communication is always the key for us.
To be talking
- “How do you feel?”
- “What are the things that you desire?”
- “How can I help dream with you?”
- “How can I help support you in our family and all of that?”
For me, you know, interestingly enough, last year I just had this epiphany that, man, the Lord has really blessed me with so many things I’ve asked for, things I’d forgotten I’d asked for, but He brought to me later in life! So, I just started praying for my wife every day. Just saying “Lord, bless my wife, give her the desires of her heart, you’ve given me so much!” And, so, at this moment in life, we are closer than we’ve ever been and a lot of that is trouble times, but a lot of that is also communication; talking it out, figuring out what makes each other tick. Love and respect, all of that comes through communication, you know? So, I feel like that’s kind of the key to our success.