In many ways 2008 was a rough year for me. We had to overcome several financial hurdles. One of our girls developed a serious medical disorder. Since last summer, I have been sick dealing with pain. Btw-- I will be out for a few days next week for surgery, just so you know I have not run away from my blog. Our daughter is doing well now, the money has eased up and as soon as I recovery from surgery, I know that I will feel better. So overall, I anticipate that 2009 will be better for us.
Each new year brings in so many new resolutions with it. Now, I am not one to make promises I cannot keep but at the end of each year and also on my birthday, I often do take some time to reflect, to look for new goals to incorporate into my life. Part of what I reflect on, of course, is our marriage. One change that GR and I want to see this year is for us to be more diligent in going out on weekly dates, to make it a priority.
Do you have any specific marriage goals that you are working on this year? Have you been able to choose a goal that your spouse is equally as excited to work on with you? If so, have you seen positive results? If you enjoy working together on goals do you think it might inspire your spouse and inspire you to, later on, work on individual goals? In the past, has setting goals helped or hindered your marriage? How?