Back when my husband and I were first dating – we could talk for hours on end.
Of course, it helped that we lived two states apart and he traveled a lot for work for a while so talking was all we could do…
Still, somewhere along the way, something changed.
We went from talking about anything and everything to having very little to say to each other at all.
Sure, we’d still talk about the kids. I’d tell him funny stories of things they’d done throughout the day or keep him up-to-date on anything important like an illness, a family function or a note home from school.
But other than that, we kind of fell out of touch with each other. Slowly but surely, we were growing apart.
Thankfully, we both recognized it and took steps to fix it – and some other bad habits that had crept into our marriage.
We talked about the problem, we talked about possible solutions, and we talked to each other. We shared our feelings and our fears, our stories from the past and our hopes for the future. We talked a LOT.
And honestly, it’s amazing how much our family life has turned around as a result of it.
So, that leads me to this: How is your marriage lately?
Are you and your husband close? Can you talk about anything and everything? Do you truly enjoy and look forward to each others’ company?
Or have you kind of fallen into a rut and a routine where you’re both kind of there, but neither of you is really there?
Don’t worry. I get it. I’ve been there. I think most of us have.
And I made something that I think will help: Closer Marriage Conversation Cards.
Now, sure, these cards aren’t really anything that fancy. Just three pages of deep questions that you can print out and cut into cards – 18 cards in all. But don’t underestimate just how powerful these little cards can be.
For me, one of the hardest parts of reconnecting was knowing what to say. We’d find a rare spare minute without three kids all clamoring for our attention at the exact same time and I’d go blank.
These cards fix that.
Grab your set and print them out. Cut out the cards and staple them together into a cute little booklet or use a hole punch to put a punch in one corner and tie them with string.
Then place them somewhere where you’ll see them often – somewhere where you and your husband are likely to have time for a conversation. Maybe it’s on your bedside table, next to the couch or in the car.
Then USE them!
Honestly, these aren’t easy yes-or-no questions. These are questions that will challenge you, that will make you think, that will bring you closer together.
And isn’t that what we all want out of marriage?
To have a close, loving relationship where we really know and love the other person – flaws and all?
These cards will help. Grab yours today.