I don’t post a lot here about my marriage, mostly because my husband is a super private person. We’ve been married for almost 18 years, and like any marriage, we’ve had our ups and downs. There are days when we struggle to communicate, weeks when we don’t see much of each other, and moments when we don’t see eye to eye. But even in the midst of those days, weeks, and moments, I’m blessed. I have a husband who loves God, loves me, and loves our kids. He tries to be the best husband and dad he can be.
Sometimes, though, I take the blessing of my husband for granted. I get focused on the things he doesn’t do or the things that bother me and forget about all the ways he loves me. I forget about all the things he does well. I forget to say thank you or to let him know he’s appreciated. I simply forget to be intentional about loving my husband.
I write all the time about being intentional in parenting our kids, but it’s not always easy to remember that we have to be intentional in our marriages, too. We often think that our marriages can sit on the back burner during the years that our kids need our attention. We think that we can neglect our marriages until the kids are grown and then work on them.
The truth is that our kids need us to focus on our marriages while they are still in the house. They need us to be as intentional about making time for marriage as we are about making time for them. They need to see an example of a healthy marriage so they will know what it looks like when it’s time for them to get marriage. They need the stability of knowing that their parents love each other. They need us to be intentional in loving our spouses.
That’s why I love Crystal Brothers’ new book, Intentional Marriage: The Art of Loving Your Husband. She makes it easy to be intentional about your marriage. This quick 32-day devotional leads you through a month of loving your husband intentionally. Each day contains a scripture, a short devotional, and a challenge to love your husband in a specific way that day. From planning a date night to praying for your husband to pursuing peace in your relationship, these challenges are designed to give you a practical way to love your husband each day.
There’s probably nothing in Crystal’s book that you haven’t heard somewhere before, but the great thing about this ebook is that it gives you an action step to take each day for a month that is solely focused on your husband. It’s a great way to bring your marriage back to the front burner. It’s a fantastic tool for learning to be intentional about your marriage.
The back of the book is packed chock full of resources from ways to bless your husband to cheap date ideas. Crystal has given you everything you need to spend 32 days loving your husband intentionally. I encourage you to check it out and spend a month focusing on your husband. Right now, the book is just $2.99. Your marriage just might be changed forever.
Crystal has graciously agreed to let me give away a copy of Intentional Marriage: The Art of Loving Your Husband on the blog today. Simply leave a comment either here or on the Facebook page, and you’ll be entered to win.
I received a free review copy of this book, but the opinions here are my own. This post contains affiliate links.