Text: Proverbs 4: 25-27
Good marriages are like a relaxing canoe ride when the winds are calm. You just have to be careful you don’t drift. Marriages often drift. There’s no obvious conflict or struggle, just subtle distractions that lull spouses asleep. Couples hardly notice they’re losing interest in one another until they end up somewhere they never intended to be.
It is not uncommon for married couples to grow apart over the course of their marriage, especially if they do not put any effort towards staying connected. It is not only one of the leading reasons why married people find themselves looking for marriage tips and advice, but also one of the leading causes of divorce.
Spouses should spend between 8 and 15 hours a week together. This means that at the very least, every couple should have a little over an hour of alone time every day. Anything less and the couple will soon find themselves growing apart.
Codependency refers a situation where one spouse constantly makes sacrifices for the other spouse’s happiness without getting much in return. In these situations, one person over functions by worrying excessively and feeling responsible for the other, while the other under functions, eventually one gets tired of giving up their own needs to meet the needs of their partner, the couple inevitably drifts apart.
Let your eyes look straight ahead. Fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the path for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Don’t turn to the right or left…