“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else” – Yogi Berra
“Where there is no vision, the people perish” – Proverbs 29:18a (KJV)
Whether you believe in a new year’s resolution, there are some good reasons to set regular relationship goals for your marriage.
Work, children, and other commitments can compete for your relationship time and put a strain on your marriage – even the strongest ones. Worse yet, you can start neglecting your spouse, which can lead to apathy and emotional isolation.
Relationship goals can be about any areas of your life: emotional support, finance, health, travel, and hobbies. However, they should involve regularly spending one-on-one time with each other, which does not include children or other people.
The purpose is to create and strengthen the relational connection with each other.
To create relationship goals for 2021,
Appoint a Time to Share
Set aside 45-60 minutes for just the two of you to meet. No children and no electronic devices to distract you.
Think about what would make each of you as an individual, as well as a couple, happy. List everything that comes into your mind. Think outside the box (books, activities, date nights, hikes, walks, bucket list, marriage seminars, relationship checkups, relationship counseling, relationship coaching, vacations, etc.)
Choose One or Two Goals
Too many goals can be overwhelming. Take one goal at a time.
And be flexible!
If you need help, you can contact me here for a professional relationship checkup.