I don’t know about you, but it gives me hope to be looking ahead to 2021. I’m not one to wish life away, but aren’t we all just about ready to have 2020 in the rearview mirror?
And yes, I know 2021 isn’t exactly going to start without some lingering remnants of 2020. But I feel like the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is coming, and next year will feel monumentally more encouraging than this year.
What can you do to embrace the possibilities for your marriage in 2021? As far as sex in your marriage, how will it look different in this coming year? Maybe now is the time as a couple to start thinking how you can do one or more of the following…
Address the struggles that have taken their toll on your sexual intimacy
Increase frequency and quality of your lovemaking
Invest in a book or other resource specifically aimed at helping you nurture sex in your marriage
Have more candid discussion between the two of you about sex and the influence it has on the health of your relationship
Action and change are messy, but so are apathy and stagnancy. And it is amazing how even small improvements can build upon one another to help strengthen the connection in your marriage—in bed and out of bed.
I remember when my husband and I were engaged, I told him I didn’t want a “just okay” marriage. I wanted a great marriage. Sometimes we have hit the mark on having a great marriage, and other times we have fallen short. It is marriage, after all. Messy.
But I’m a firm believer that if two people are still in it—still trying to find their way together—then there is hope that with the right attitude and effort, the needle can start to move toward phenomenal. Up until about mid-September, 2020 was incredibly hard on our marriage—emotionally and sexually. I am believing with all my heart that 2021 will be incredibly good for our marriage!
What about you? What can you do to embrace the possibilities for your marriage in 2021? As far as sex in your marriage, how will it look different in this coming year?
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