Almost every husband I know (including me!) needs to be better at drawing their spouse closer to them. There, I said it.
After 25 years of marriage, I consider my marriage to be very good (mostly because I have an amazing wife!). But I still need to be closer.
I also want to be.
My wife and I recently entered the “empty nest” stage of our marriage, which has brought about an entirely new dynamic to our relationship. In a phrase, it’s been awesome!
Yes, we miss our boys (one is at college in Chicago, one serving in a ministry in Australia), and we are still actively engaged with their lives. But we are enjoying our time just focusing on us, on projects we’ve long put off, and on discovering a new stage in our marriage and family.
And we’ve discovered that we are closer than ever.
The truth is, however, that every stage of marriage requires intentionality in order to draw and stay close. And husbands, we need to take the lead. We ought to diligently work at drawing our spouses closer.
I have found that there are several things that I can be intentional about to draw my spouse closer to me every day. Continue reading