Posted: June 26
Extra point Monday! Yesterday in service due Pastor Scott and Joy talked about things they have learned in 29 years of marriage. Here is the extra point! TAKE A PERSONAL VACATION WITHOUT THE KIDS! Picture yourself lying on the beach next to your husband. You are sipping your diet coke with a lime and having a nice conversation and you feel like it's the first quiet moment you've had in months. You go to reach for his hand, and then suddenly; "Mom, I want to go back to the room. I'm tired!" Talk about a moment interrupted! Couples who have been together for a long time and have young children often forget the importance of alone time. I can't stress enough how crucial it is for parents to take getaways without the children to spend time rekindling their relationship somewhere other than home. It doesn't even have to be a whole week! After all, three nights in a hotel is like three weeks in parent time. The feather beds, the room service, the lack of Nick Jr. blaring on the TV. And perhaps the greatest of all, waking up when we wanted to wake up and having only ourselves to feed and bathe and dress. Even if the thought of leaving the kids behind is difficult, let it go! Leave them with your parents or a beloved babysitter, trust that they are being well cared for, and then spend a week tending solely to the relationship that created your family in the first place!