656: CHANGING SEASONS

“Every success story is a tale of constant adaptation, revision and change.—Richard Branson

changing seasons

When one person in a marriage chooses to serve their spouse it can be very powerful. And it can also often usher in a new season. 

It means a lot when it comes to how the two of you enter a new season. Marriage is full of seasons, how you handle them as a team makes all the difference.

Those seasons can look different for each couple or somewhat similar each year:

  • Seasons of moving.
  • Seasons of having babies.
  • Kids home for the summer or kids heading to college.
  • Seasons of reconciliation, reflection and restoration.
  • And event seasons of resting in the hard work that you’ve been doing. 

But that does not mean when seasons come you don’t feel completely thrown off. You may also feel overwhelmed, a bit discombobulated or even afraid. 

Or maybe excited, nervous and lost. 

Although these are all normal emotions, it’s what you do in that time and how the two of you work together that makes all of the difference. 

It’s so important that you acknowledge the changing season when it happens. In some cases, you know it’s coming while other times, it’s forced on you. Either way, you need to not ignore it. 

You need to call it out. Get specific about what you can and cannot do. In different seasons you are called upon to do different things. This means that you might have to make some adjustments in regard to commitments and responsibilities. 

But you’ll never know what you both need unless you talk about it. In some cases, you may even be able to carry the load if one of you is not feeling confident. 

No matter what, by opening up your communication about what’s happening you start an important conversation that lets you both acknowledge the change. Keeping it in your head doesn’t help anyone and often it makes life more difficult on yourself because you are thinking about it all the time. 

So talk about what you can do or what needs to be adjusted. You’ll strengthen The 6 Pillars of Intimacy within your marriage and in the end, show your spouse you’re here for them and ready to navigate the future together.

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