Jun 1, 2015

Marriage & relationship goals link up


Last year, I was on the ball with this link up, focusing on my relationship with the Mr., every month a new goal and this link up held me accountable for that. But, I slacked off. Life got in the way, blah blah blah. Today, I am forcing myself to set goals for my marriage- no more slacking! And linking up with Amberly and Charlene.

  So, we're still on a bit of a roller coaster in our life, and I don't see that stopping any time soon. Now, I know that life happens, and some things we can't control. I get that. But, what I can control is my reactions to those things. And since my focus words of the year are "Simplify Everything" that's exactly what I think this month's goals should be- simplify everything US.

Yep, simplify us, simplify our time together, only focusing on helpful and bonding experiences.

Simplify our reactions, or more specifically MY reactions to things that neither of us can control. Simplify US.

Do we actually need to go out to the movies, and dinner, and something exciting all in one date night to qualify as a good day? Nope. Is that what we try to do when our lives get chaotic- think things have to be this grand gesture to qualify as good? Try to step up our game because things are crappy around you? Yep. That's nuts! Why can't we enjoy the simple pleasures of life? Because the world skews your views on things. Times change, what was once fashionable isn't anymore. And simple, down home dates... a picnic in the park, leaving little love notes for each other in secret places, just simple things that mean so much are considered cheap or simply not good enough when you let your guards down and let the world in.

This month, I'm simplifying us.

Marriage & Relationship Goals

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  1. I love the fact of simplifying. My husband and I are often so busy with our careers that we are not being purposeful in our time together. Sadly, life does get in the way! What a great link up!

  2. I love this goal! I'm not great at simplifying, but you've inspired me to look at areas in my life where I may have gotten carried away and be better.

  3. This is a great goal. I love how you can make a date simple and enjoy yourself with your hubby so much. Just the alone time to catch up is great for a relationship. Life can give you a whirl wind and it can put a strain in your relationships but to make the goal you did, you are conquering that strain and feeding your marriage instead! Hoot!

  4. I love your goal also! I need to get back in this mindset also. The school years are always so busy for us and I'm hoping with summer, we can slow down and concentrate on US again! Now, I need your help with this whole link up thing. I'd love to do it but my blog is through wordpress, can I still do it with that? Or is there a way to also put my blog on bloglovin'. I've been writing my blog for a year and still have no clue how to do most stuff, lol.

    1. Thanks! To do the link up, simply publish a blog post of your own about this. Then, copy the web address for that blog post and come back here, then hit the "Add your link" button. It should guide you from there!

  5. I love this idea....a date doesn't have to be chock full of things to be fun...I love the idea off love notes and a simple walk for some alone time! Love applying simplicity to relationships!


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