Marriage demands more than just each other’s presence. When you get married, the dynamics of both of your lives change. When you’re single, you’re a one-person army. However, when you get married, you team up with another one person army to form a duo.
Many people forget that and let life and other responsibilities get in the way. It isn’t wrong to attend to your duties. However, it is wrong to neglect your spouse, and that is where your weekly meeting with your spouse comes in. It is an opportunity to connect as well as address any issues both of you might be facing.
Here are 5 things that must be included in your weekly meeting.
1. Your finances – Living a comfortable life isn’t expensive. However, it isn’t free either. You and your spouse must set a financial plan for your family so that you can identify your financial goals and figure out how you are going to achieve them.
2. Weekly calendar – Both of you must share a weekly calendar so you can keep track of what’s going on in each other’s lives, family activities, as well as where each of you need to be, either alone or together.
3. Meal planning – Having a meal plan in place every week frees up time for both of you to focus on other things. It’s also a great way to plan any grocery trips that might be needed during the week.
4. Goals review – If you and your spouse have joint goals, this is a great way to make sure you’re staying on track.
5. Gratitude – It’s not all work, you must end your meeting on a high note. Tell your spouse what you’re grateful to him/her for and pray together regarding everything that was discussed.
Don’t limit yourself to these items. Every couple has its own needs/priorities. The main goal is to dedicate time each week to reconnect with your spouse and make sure you guys are on the same page.