Does this sound familiar?
It's almost New Year's Eve or maybe it's nearing your Wedding anniversary and you have begun looking back on the year and dreaming of what the next year will look like.
You look over in bed to your husband and begin asking him what he thought of your previous year.
ahem, you clear your throat to pull his attention from the game on his tablet and you ask again.
"How do you think last year was for our Marriage?"
You see it... that deer caught in the headlights look that says he hasn't thought about it, doesn't want to talk about it and is a little afraid you are starting a fight for no good reason. I mean, come on woman, the game is on!
The conversation sizzles out and you are both frustrated. He is hoping the conversation doesn't come back up for another year. You are dreaming of a Marriage where you dream together and grow together.
Can you relate?
For years that was us. Bud and I are certainly in a Christian Marriage though we have had many difficult seasons - you might even say it has been a Difficult Marriage.
I long for the days when we can have real dreams and plan ways to grow in our Christian Marriage. My husband is not always thinking about that. In fact, he hears my questions and they hit all the boxes in his mind about failure, regret and fear. Out of instinct he diverts, distracts or disputes! WHY?
Here's the truth, by looking back, we can see what went well and what could be better. When we are honest about this, we can dream together!
Proverbs 14: 15 The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.
A few years ago - after one humdinger of a fight - Bud and I sat down to make a plan for how to set goals in our Marriage. This Guide is what emerged.
You can use these conversation prompts to evaluate the Health in the 6 Core areas of your marriage.
6. Spiritual Growth
Then, took time to Dream for the year to come and map out areas you want to grow together.
When we look back, we can Evalutate, Plan, Fix things and Dream Big for a better Year to come!
Tiffany is a Jesus girl with a passion to encourage and equip wives and moms through biblical discipleship. She leads women to Hope and Joy by pointing our eyes back to Jesus - even amidst the chaos of life.
As a wife and mom who loves to dig deep into the Bible I have learned to cultivate a Biblical Worldview. That process changed everything in our marriage. We were headed right to divorce until God stepped in and changed our course. Now our Marriage is joyful and we have hope for a bright tomorrow!
And in her Wives Only Facebook Group - Reclaiming Hope and Joy in your Marriage - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReclaimingHopeJoyM...
What is Included in The Ultimate Guide to Set Goals in a Christian Marriage
The Printable Guide serves as a conversation Starter:
There are simple questions to evaluate and work through 6 Core areas in your marriage
Communication in a Christian Marriage
Intimacy in a Christian Marriage
Fun in a Christian Marriage (Don't skip this part - it is so important and my husband said to tell you that!)
Finances in a Christian Marriage
Parenting in a Christian Marriage
Spiritual Growth in a Christian Marriage
Each page gives suggested Scripture Inspiration that have helped our Marriage
There is also an Introduction Video with directions and encouragement!