This week we are working on Marriage which is essentially step 6 in the Stepping into it system. But because we are ‘counting down’ to Christmas, it has become our first step.
There is however something that I wanted to remind you of. Especially the ladies who are doing this retreat over at ‘Stepping into it together’ Facebook group. The importance of caring for yourself (which is essentially step one and we’ll go into in a lot more detail later on) and the benefit that that will have for your marriage and all other steps.
We are half of any relationship and the only ones who we can change at all. It is important to remember that we project to the world and on to others what we have inside our heads and our spirits. I have a dear friend who calls it ‘head trash’ so I have adopted that term. Be aware of thoughts and expectations that may not be helpful in establishing a strong marriage…both about yourself and your spouse. Remember that what you choose to focus on grows, so why not pick the good stuff?
Keep in mind any health issues that may be getting in the way also, whether physical, emotional or mental. Get the help needed, discuss it with your spouse. Have the courage and the humility needed to address the hard issues and to leave the outcome to God! Sometimes we are very much on fire to be obedient to God and we keep looking for big and mighty ways to show our love for Him and yet it’s often the little steps that He is looking for. ❤
Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!