Reconnecting in My Marriage

Posted by    |    June 4th, 2011 at 5:40 am

Married couples, especially those with children at home, need to regularly reconnect by …

  • Going on a date every week.
  • Going on an overnight trip once every 3 months.
  • Going on a long trip (more than one night) once a year.

I’ve always preached this … but have struggled with following the third one. Lea and I do well at dating and occasionally catching an overnight trip, but it had been a long time since we’d gone on a trip together for any length of time.

Last week on a whim, I did a little searching for one of those “last minute” travel deals. Lea’s birthday was coming up, and we needed some time to reconnect. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to talk Lea into going. Her wisdom usually includes things like, “We can’t afford this. We have two boys in college,” and “We really don’t have time to make a trip like this, and besides, what would we do with the boys?” I found a great deal on a trip to Saint Petersburg, Florida, where the Rangers were playing the Tampa Bay Rays. I knew she’d have a hard time saying “No” to the Rangers. :)

We had a great time.

We had lunch on this boat as it cruised along the bay.

We spent a lot of time walking on the beach.

We caught some baseball games.

Our last night we dressed up, went out to eat at a nice place and then found our way back to the beach to watch the sunset.

I can’t end this without saying … reconnecting is not only necessary in marriage, but also a lot of fun.