Marriage

It’s Like We’re On Our Honeymoon All Over Again

If I had a buck for every time I’ve heard that phrase, I’d be able to buy a drink at Starbucks for, well, a very long time. These words usually come from the women I’ve spoken with who’ve recently learned that their husbands had been unfaithful. Surprising? Perhaps. After everything I’ve endured with my husband, it makes sense to me. Because I’ve been there. I’ve said those words. My belief about this is one thing: Taking one for granted. Take Jill and Steve, for example. The moment Steve thought that he could lose his wife, his entire focus changed. It was now directed at Jill, which was actually where it should have been directed the entire time. Steve began pouring into Jill’s heart with his emotions and cared for her in a similar manner like those early months of dating. Somewhere between weddings and careers and children and houses and cars, we forget each other. We don’t realize how precious people are to us. Those closest to us often get the worst of our actions. And we don’t have to commit adultery to take one for granted. I’m guilty of taking many for granted in my life, and I hate that about myself. Cherish your wife. Adore your husband. Praise your children. Honor your parents. Bless your friends. Think that pretty much covers it.

14 thoughts on “It’s Like We’re On Our Honeymoon All Over Again”

  1. I was just asking the Lord this morning while on my way to work to restore my marriage and change my heart. We have not had infidelity in our marriage, but I feel like my husband and I are so distant from one another and I am grumpy with him all of the time. My mom died suddenly five months ago; I am only 32 years old and we have a two year old daughter. I think my heart is hurting my from grief and I am taking it out on my husband – I am taking him for granted. I shouldn’t, b/c he is a wonderful husband and father. Thank you for your post.

  2. Cindy, I completely agree!!! Food for thought and well written.

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  3. Thanks Cindy I really needed to hear that today. We have been taking each other for granted lately and are now to the point we can’t stand to talk to each other.
    Planning on seeing Fireproof this weekend and eating dinner out. Hope this weekend puts some sparks back to our marriage.

  4. how true this is.

    yeah, sometimes i just have to forget about the rest of the world to remember that i have an amazing husband who i am in love with.

    i kinda forget that at mommy and me gymnastics. that i’m in love.

  5. This is so, so true! It’s as simple as that! It’s amazing how we feel knowing we are meeting each other’s needs and placing that person above ourselves!

    Thanks Cindy!!! So encouraging each day!

  6. “Somewhere between weddings and careers and children and houses and cars, we forget each other”…. so true… so true.

    In this phase of parenting two young kiddos- I struggle to make my marriage more than just the partnership of meeting our children’s needs.

    I’m going to be intentional towards my hubby today- thanks for making me think.

  7. I would really like to send you an email about this subject but was unable to locate an email address on your site. Would it be possible for you to email me back….I have a very strong need to talk to someone who might understand what I’m going thru.

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