Wow. I can already tell this new book is going to be really good for me. In fact, in three weeks Jon and I are driving up to Yosemite to attend a Family Life Weekend To Remember Marriage Conference, so I’m kind of excited to make my marriage the theme of the next month in my life. With a baby on the way, I’m thinking this could be the perfect time to really put some focus, prayer and reflection into my marriage – could save me a lot of “I woulda done things differently” comments later on. Plus, with baby only three months away, it’s already really easy to become baby-centered; something I hear can be completely detrimental to a marriage.
For only being married a year and a half I feel like I’ve experienced a decent amount of marriage input. We’ve read books (For Men Only, For Women Only, Love & Respect, Sheet Music, This Momentary Marriage), watched DVDs (Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage) and listened to a book on tape, BUT I’m realizing all over again that there’s a difference between knowing what you should do and practicing what you should do.
So my goal for the next month specifically, is to focus on becoming a better wife.
One key thing I learned from Chapter 1 that I’ll share:
- A goal is something I want that I can also control
- A desire is something I want that I cannot control