The first three months of marriage we feel into a really unattractive trap. The TV trap. We have reached a completely acceptable and livable place with our house and the cold weather precludes us from working on anything outside. We don’t have a wedding to plan or deal with anymore. Basically we are home free for a while! So we go to work, and we work and then we come home and I promptly set myself down in front of the TV and become wholly absorbed. I then sit there mindlessly for the next 3-4 hours and do nothing and consider anything that takes me attention away from the TV an unacceptable nuisance. Wow, Collin is SUPER lucky he married me right?
Anyway, for all of you out there that haven’t come across this yet I just want to warn you watching TV for 3-4 hours a night is not a good way to make your new marriage flourish.
Collin got tired of it. And he should be tired of it. So what did we do? We joined our local YMCA. I was initially very scared of the Y because I imagine hundreds of unruly screaming children rushing the halls and breaking my eye drums (did I mention I’m not ready to have kids?). Much to my joy I have yet to be trampled by a wild herd of screaming children; I actually haven’t seen a single yelling/screaming child to date! Winning. So we’ve been visiting the YMCA together. Exercising, lifting, swimming and hot tubing are much more conducive to bonding than say watching TV.
Are you having a challenging marriage day? Are you questioning what husbands are even for? Mine is for getting me off the couch and disconnecting me from our TV. He is making me get a better life. Thanks husband o’ mine.