With work, family, extracurricular activities, exercise, kids, cooking, household chores and all of the other tasks we have to complete each day, it seems like there's no time for anything else. Well, you must make time for just one more thing...fortunately, just 15 minutes each day will do the trick. That's only 1% of the time you have available each day, so I know it's realistic.
Couple Time is a Must
You need to make some time each day to just be a couple instead of parents, employees and whatever other roles you play each day. Your marriage is more important than your children or your career, so you need to start nourishing it. Your marriage must come second (just behind your relationship with God if you share that belief), and it cannot be allowed to slide to any less priority in your everyday life.
15 Minutes, Really?
Find just 15 minutes each day to sit without distractions and talk to your spouse about your day, your thoughts, your dreams and whatever else you feel like sharing as long as you are engaged in an intimate conversation. And please be sure that your conversation doesn't revolve around things that need to be done around the house, the kids' school activities or any other "responsible" meeting topics. This time is for you to talk without distractions about your individual thoughts and your desires as a couple. Finding this time in your busy schedule might mean waking up 15 minutes earlier and talking before you get out of bed, or turning off the TV 15 minutes early in the evening. Just make that time to connect each day and you will reap major dividends in your marriage.
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