If I had to pick one word to describe how I want to approach my marriage, it would be intentional.
In fact, it’s probably the best word I can find to describe the attitude with which we should all approach our marriages.
On a whim, I decided to look up the definition of the word. It’s an action word that means to do something deliberately, consciously, or on purpose. If it was intentional, it didn’t happen accidentally. Someone planned for it to happen and stuck with it until it did.
In the context of our marriages, it means that we are involved in and actively working to make our marriages the best they can be. It also means that we are not just standing on the sidelines hoping for the best. We have a plan and a vision for our marriage, and are determined to see it come to pass.
So…. Are you being intentional about your marriage? Do you and your spouse have a plan for your marriage which you are actively pursuing, or are you just going where the wind blows you with no real direction or purpose for your marriage. Having been there and done that, my wife and I can tell you from personal experience that an approach like that will not work well for long. Or at least it didn’t work for us. [Read more…] about 5 Keys to an Intentional Marriage