Messy Family Minute #64: Gift of Your Time

This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon.

If you are looking for a gift to give your spouse that’s not fattening or expensive, listen in! It is one of the most precious things you have, but you can give it to them every day. You know what it is? Time.

Do you have a time each day where you and your spouse check-in and connect? If you don’t, start brainstorming about when you can fit that in. Maybe when you both arrive home, you take a few minutes to step in private to ask how the day was. Maybe it’s getting up a few minutes earlier in the morning to make coffee together. It doesn’t need to be long, but it does need to happen every day. If you and your spouse are “ships passing in the night” during a busy season of your life, take at least five minutes alone to hug, talk and check in.

A successful marriage is made up of little things like this. Commit to having a daily connection with your spouse. It might turn out to be the most important gift you’ve ever given!

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