2019 is the year for a thriving marriage! The past two years have pretty much revolved around our darling little and that’s okay! Between my misdiagnosed miscarriage, constant bleeding, PPROM, bed rest, 7 months in the NICU (while living apart), and then transitioning to motherhood and caregiver responsibilities — life has been crazy!
And while Dalton and I love each other more than ever I am aiming to make 2019 a year of re-establishing our marriage as #1 priority.
In effort to grow in our marriage, I am focusing on changing one thing and I think it’s going to be an awesome, life-giving habit!
I’m choosing to support and complement Dalton’s personality and calling rather than compete against it.
What’s that look like? Well …
- Choosing to believe in, pray for, and support, in actions, Dalton’s vision for our family.
- Letting go of my expectations and enjoy who Dalton is and what he brings to the world.
- Diffusing conflict by receiving Dalton’s reactions graciously (I’ll post more on this later this month).
- Building trust by being reliable, responsible health wise, and more upfront on issues brewing in my heart.
When I mean complement I’m not talking about using kind words or flattery (that’s compliment); I’m referring to the dictionary’s definition:
a thing that completes or brings to perfection.
I have a nasty habit of second guessing Dalton and competing against his decisions and vision.
My “needing to win” attitude has caused a lot of unnecessary conflict, hurt feelings, and defensive attitudes. (I love the short article Jeff Bethke wrote about how the need to win will kill any relationship).
Thankfully, I have a loving God Who forgives and changes old thought patterns and sinful attitudes and a patient husband who loves graciously. <3
This year, instead of fighting against D’s nature, personality, or vision to support them.
What are some of your 2019 goals? Have you chosen a list of resolutions or one word? Leave me a comment below or stop by Instagram. I love to hear from you!
Love and blessings,