Tuesday, September 21, 2010

52 First Dates: Week Fifteen

Hello guys and gals,
How was your date last week?  Did you plan an indoor picnic for you and your love?
We did!  My husband got off work early one night this week.  We have had a really rough week with family issues and I knew we both really needed this date.  So on the night he got off early, I jut planned to bake some chocolate chip cookies for him and pour a tall glass of milk.  He didn't know what I was planning so I think it was a nice surprise for him to come home and just spend some time together.  It was nice for me too.  :-)

Were you able to have a date night last week?  How did it go?

This week's challenge:
Discuss with your spouse what kind of spiritual legacy you want to leave.  Maybe you believe in God; maybe you don't.  Maybe you believe in Karma or Allah or THE Universe.  No matter what you believe in, you are leaving a spiritual legacy whether you realize it or not.  The way you live your life, the way you speak to your spouse or your kids or your co-workers, the things you do every day... speak volumes about what you think is important.  Be it money or relationships or image or... whatever.  You're leaving a legacy.

This might be a tough conversation to have ... and that's the point.  Fun dates are fun and they built memories that connect us.  But every once in awhile we need to have these conversations.  These are the conversations that are going to cement a marriage.  I know personally that if it wasn't for our continuing commitment to following Christ, our marriage would have no basis.  These are the conversations that make all our marriages deeper.  These are the conversations that connect us.

So whatever your legacy may be... lay it out there.  Be honest!  Share your heart with your spouse!  What do you want to be remembered for?  What's your spiritual legacy?  And if you don't believe in God, this conversation still applies to you.  Is your legacy to be a great parent?  Is your legacy to live generously in your relationships?  Is your legacy to be a driving force in your community?  What is your spiritual legacy?

Let us know how your dates are going.  What are you learning about each other?  Is your relationship deepening?  What's changing?

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