Monday, February 07, 2011

Energize Your Marriage - Conference

At our retreat with some great folks from southwest OK, we talked about what drains your marriage of energy.

They came up with several ideas which we had them write on big sticky notes and post on a boad. Common themes were:
  • Children
  • Work
  • Money
  • Time
  • Housework
  • Busy life
Then the more personal ones emerged: arguing - trust, self-centeredness, lack of sleep, laziness, TV, and pain.

We also had time at the end to share some commitments they made to ENERGIZE their marriages.

The ENERGIZE commitments included:
  • Time alone together
  • Praying for each other
  • Making marriage a priority
  • Date nights
  • Better communication, listening
  • Not blaming
  • God first

Applause for these couples committed to strengthening their marriages! Some are pictured here:

We commend Caddo Baptist Association for their ongoing commitment to strengthen marriages in their area with yearly marriage retreats!