Creating the Love Spark, Day 2

I once heard it said that love is spelled T-I-M-E.

I agree.  And I would add that there is no better way to spend your time than in loving someone.

Here is a way to make sure you are spending the right kind of time with your spouse, the time that he or she needs to feel connected to your heart.

T

= Today - Have you spent time today with the person you love?  A good fifteen to twenty minutes of quiet conversation goes a long way in making sure you are on the same page in life.

I

= Intimacy - Have you shared an intimate moment with your spouse in the last week?  This could include the bedroom, but doesn't have to.  Have you stared into each other's eyes and connected with your spouse on a heart level?  Have you shared the intimate thoughts of your soul with one another?  Have you communicated your greatest joy or your deepest concern with the person who loves you most?

M

= Monthly Date - Have you shared a complete day this past month with your spouse?  Have you had fun together, done something you both enjoy, or just stayed home and rested together?  Marriages need connection points, and a day together can provide that.

E

= Every Year Getaway - Have you gotten away from it all with your spouse during the past year?  Every couple needs to invest in their marriage with a weekend (or week long!) trip away from the jobs, the kids, and the responsibilities of home.  It will cost money, although it doesn't have to cost a lot to be memorable.  It's always worth it.

If you can't answer yes to all of these questions, it's time for a TIME check in your marriage. 

You make time for what you care about.  Care about your marriage.

Smiles from our last yearly getaway--this time to the beautiful Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.