Today's journey reflects on our relationship with our soulmate and learning to travel where there is no path. Marriage should be an adventure through unchartered territory and the time together should be valued. So how does a journey such as this bring excitement to a relationship? You'd be surprised what rugged terrain can do for a couple!
Relationships can get stale if we allow the day-to-day to become routine. When we allow our relationships to continually become mundane, they are inevitably going to suffer. It's during years of a lukewarm marriage that spouses begin to seek for attention and excitement elsewhere. So why not spice your relationship up? Why not try anything you can to make sure your marriage remains strong?
To combat against a lukewarm relationship, my husband and I have placed a large value on the journey in our lives. Oftentimes this journey is on uncharted territory, therefore preventing any predictability. We don't follow the norms other marriages do. We prefer to take each other's hand and head in the direction where there is no path already sculpted. Why you ask? Because going against the routine of a typical marriage forces us to communicate constantly, rely on each other, and share experiences that are fresh and new each day.
So what are these uncharted paths? These paths will most likely be different for everyone. For us however, it includes taking small risks, dreaming big, AND remaining best friends. When you are in a relationship with your best friend you desire to try new things with them. You desire to succeed with them. We have found this to be why we have overcome so much hardship in our relationship. No matter what comes our way, we would never want to lose our best friend, so we work at all costs to ensure that never happens.
Our journey into the unknown involves a lot of dreaming and goal setting. This keeps our communication fresh and allows us to enjoy the journey. For instance, we love discussing how we are going to become millionaires some day. We love encouraging each other as each milestone is achieved. This brings in the fun and adventure into marriage. If you're doing it with your best friend, then you are sure to have a marriage that is unbreakable.
"Let marriage be held in honor among all." Hebrews 13:4
So find excitement in your marriage again:
I challenge you to schedule a meeting with your significant other. Go over this list and begin charting a new journey to becoming best friends. Keep communication alive and strong in your relationship and don't live like everyone else. Be unique, be adventurous and cherish your soulmate.
Communicate, Rely On, Share