By Davida Brown
It's a new month, a new year, a new decade. Hello 2020. I'm excited about what this decade has in store for me, my marriage, your marriage.
If you're anything like me, as 2019 wound down, you probably started making a mental list of all the things you'd like to accomplish in 2020. Perhaps finish school, maybe drop a few pounds, maybe take that long overdue vacation, maybe finally start your own business. Many of these were on my list. As I kept reflecting, I noticed what wasn't on my list -- my marriage. And I had to own the fact that perhaps my marriage isn't the priority I constantly profess it is. Is it the same for you?
Now don't get me wrong, I value my marriage. I make time for my marriage. But if I'm being perfectly honest, I don't consistently give it the nourishment it needs. My husband and I have our routine down, and it's been easy to simply follow that routine. But that's not the marriage I want. Routine is important, but if followed constantly, can result in stagnation. I want to continually push my marriage to be the best it can be, exploring new things with my husband, new conversations, new adventures. Things that will deepen our marriage.
So on this first day of a new month, a new year and a new decade, I'm going to spend time thinking about how to make my marriage the best it's ever been. Will you?