Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Marriage Getaway

Jay and I recently had the opportunity to experience a marriage adventure with three other couples.  The intent of the week was to rest, relax and rejuvenate our marriage.

 We ate, swam, snorkeled, slept until we wanted to get up, went to bed when we were tired, ate, read, told stories, laughed a lot, played games, talked and there were times when you could catch us actually doing nothing! Did I mention that we ate?  :-) There was lots of time to reconnect with your spouse.  We spent time in prayer and had marriage devotions every evening.

Let me tell you what we didn't do.  We didn't watch television at all for an entire week nor did we get on the computer and for the majority of the time our cell phones were in the off position and stowed away so we weren't tempted to check email or make phone calls.  We really didn't talk about work or seek to solve the problems of the world.

We watched the sun set and sometimes we got to see a beautiful sunrise....  We were in awe of God's creation.

 It really was  great romantic adventure
 I think we sometimes don't believe it is really all that important to get away and focus on our marriage, especially when children come along and life gets crazy.  The reality is if we want to stay connected as a couple, time away is a necessity.  It doesn't have to be an entire week, it could be a weekend and it doesn't have to cost a ton of money. My gut tells me if couples invested more time in making sure they stay connected we would see fewer marriages end up on the rocks.

Here's to more romantic getaways!