Jason Wade, Pharmacist

READ Genesis 2:24

When is the last time you went on a date with your wife?  No kids went with you.  Family reunions don’t count.  Maybe it was a trip to your favorite restaurant, sharing a cup of coffee or buying groceries together. 

Dr. Johnny Hunt once gave a goal he and his wife of many years strive to meet.  He said:  “Dialogue daily. Date weekly. Depart quarterly.” 

1) Dialogue daily. After a day at work where I’ve been talking to people all day long, I want to come home to my castle and sit in my chair and unwind.  My wife has been a taxi service, laundry service, short order cook, nurse, psychiatrist, and referee to my children.  She’s looking for some adult conversation.  So, I need to turn off the television, put down the remote, listen to her, and help her.  I need to engage in a conversation with her. 

2) Date weekly.  We are all busy people.  If I want to date weekly, then I better put it on the calendar.  Then I need to be intentional about keeping that appointment.  It means saying no to some things.

3) Depart quarterly.  What does that look like?  It can be a cruise or a night away at the beach.  It’s getting away without the kids and spending one or more nights or away from home together. 

In marriage, we are constantly in motion.  We’re either moving toward oneness or drifting toward isolation.  Which way is your marriage moving?

PRAY:
Father, thank you for my wife.  Help me to dialogue daily, date weekly, and depart quarterly with her.  Lord, I want to be moving toward oneness with my bride.  I want people to see You when they look at my marriage.

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