Whenever your spouse says something the first thing you should hear is “I love you & want to spend my life with you”.
Good. Bad. Indifferent. Loving. Critical. Close. Distant.
What comes to mind when you hear the word spouse?
Think about it: every year on birthdays, anniversaries, and special holidays, we find ourselves sending out cards with cookie cut lyrics and rhythmic poetry to communicate to our spouses what that word means to us. Only one thing will be required of us — a signature. If our relationships are distant or detached, there will be nothing more. No note, no heartfelt emotions, just a signature.
So what, you might ask? That’s the best way to deal with a spouse you might have a sub-par relationship with, isn’t it? Maybe, but if you’re tired of the mediocre life you’re living with your spouse, you have a chance to do something different — something that might bring healing to the dry and empty places in your own soul. Get naked.
You heard it. Get naked. That means if you want to change the relationship dance with your spouse, you have to be willing to do something different. That starts with getting real with your mate — even if it hurts. Even if you feel stripped naked.
What does that look like? How can we actually get naked? Here are a few ways: