while Growing in Grace"
-Matt. 28:19-20, 2 Pet. 3:18
Spring brings a new beginning. Leaves are beginning to grow, flowers are beginning to bloom, and the weather is beginning to warm up. Winter clothes are being packed away and your spring wardrobe is brought out. Unlike nature, relationships begin in the spring season.
Our emotions in the spring are joyous, happy, exciting, and hopeful. Remember when you first met your spouse and the day you married him/her? How you felt after your first kiss? How you looked forward to spending time together?
Your attitude in Spring brings anticipation, gratification, love, and trust. In the spring season, change is perceived as opportunity for a new beginning. The Attitude of spring promotes a sense of security in the marriage. Sometimes we get lax in our gratification and appreciation towards our spouse which can shift our marriage into another season. Some Actions of Spring are nurturing; how we feed our marriage and how we make time to spend time together. As couples, we get consumed with day to day responsibilities and begin to neglect the growth of our marriage. Positive attitudes bring positive actions.
Be careful, because poison ivy also grows in the spring. There may be irritations that may arise. Dr. Chapman encourages couples to address the irritation before it gets infected. Spring is a season of new patterns of life; new ways of listening and expressing concerns; and new ways of loving.
Until next time,
Thank you for sharing…A MOMENT WITH MELISSA!