We don’t usually like “numbered” advice for anything – “101 Tips…”, “7 Habits…”, “5 ways to…”, etc., but we are always looking for ideas that can make a marriage better. This week Rita found an article – 7 Easy Ways to Get Quality Time Together in the Morning – with some interesting suggestions for starting your day together. It is unlikely that any couple will find all seven ideas attractive, or even possible for their situation, but maybe you will find one or more that can add to the quality of your life together.
When we were teaching together we also commuted together, about 45 min each way. It was a great time to have conversations of various sorts – what are a we doing in our classes today, our commentary on the news, vacation planning and sometimes more intimate conversations about something that was bothering one of us. On occasion we also prayed together.
Some time ago we began to walk and lift weights and often exercised together. It was a great time to talk and enjoy each others’ presence. Eventually we separated our walks because I could naturally move faster than Rita and wasn’t getting good exercise. I do miss the time we shared. We still lift weights together and sometimes I walk with Rita just to have time to visit.
We have also found that a romp in the hay in the morning when we are both fresh can be a great way to start the day. When we were working, weekend mornings were our time to sleep in and wake up slowly. If one of us woke up before the other we would pick up a book or crossword and wait. Sometimes we worked a “quickie” into the morning of a work day. It was a great help in keeping us close in spite of our busy schedules. Now that we are retired, we no longer worry about the day of the week.
We hope you find something in the article that will help you to stay connected, in spite of your busy schedules.
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