Why is it so hard to step outside our comfort zone? Maybe it's fear or maybe it's that we are too comfortable. Marriage comes with changes,whether it's a difference in how to put the dishes away, hobbies, family traditions, the way to fold socks or a number of things. Before my husband and I got married, we were given excellent advice.
God gave you both
different interests and talents,
that's what will make
and LEARN to LOVE
what your spouse loves.
Doing this will make
your LOVE GROW
to unthinkable heights.
I started losing sight of this important principle. Our marriage started to feel one-sided my way or his way. After a week or so of this I promised myself to start trying new things that he enjoyed.
Recently I noticed my husband was overwhelmed and overworked. Poor guy! What could I do to help? Then I realized free fish day was the next day. He had taken me fishing once while I was pregnant and it was hot and muddy, not to mention all the bugs. Anyways, I took him fishing, and you should have seen his smile... he was so surprised!
My love for him grew to a new level that day. Seeing him happy, made me happy too. Love blossoms in the places we least expect it too. Now I love fishing as long as I have bug spray and sunscreen! Isn't that funny, I normally would have never gone fishing, but now I really do enjoy spending the day with my hubby trying to catch a nice big trout!
Marriage is not about who is right and who is wrong. Marriage is all about learning to love your spouse in new ways. One of the best ways I have found now to work on that is through supporting my husband in what HE loves to do. Yes, he supports me too if you are wondering that. I love LOVE sewing and crafty projects and he always takes the time to help watch the baby so I can let my creativity shine! We don't always do all of our hobbies together, but we certainly work hard to try new things. So, try something your spouse loves and see why it makes them happy. As you see your spouse doing what they love, your love for them will grow. What are you waiting for... let your marriage grow to unthinkable heights.