Writen by: Unveiled Wife On December 28, 2011

Marriage Resolution 2012

New Year’s Eve has always been a joyous celebration in my family.   As kids we tried desperately to stay awake long enough to see the famous ball drop, and if indeed we made it to midnight, my mom encouraged us to bang on pots and pans in a chaotic manner.  More than just the excitement of entering into a New Year, it happens to also be mine, my twin brother, and my 11-year younger brother’s birthday!   I never minded to share my birthday with my siblings, in fact, I have always been proud to know that people all around the world celebrate on my birthday, whether they are all aware or not!

This year I will be turning 26.  Although physically aging is not as fun as I hoped it would be as a child, gaining more years of knowledge and experience increases my maturity, which I am enjoying.  Usually when I ring in the New Year, I dedicate myself to change, along with thousands of others.  I establish a resolution, which I am convinced will make my life better.  Most of my resolutions revolve around self-focused goals, including changing things I consume, exercising for weight loss, having a tight reign on the budget, etc.  However, my perseverance to remain committed to my resolution typically drops drastically between the 3rd -4th week of trying.  Pathetic, I know.

I have decided to challenge myself this New Year, 2012, to a Marriage Resolution.  I love my husband beyond what words could describe, but I also know that there will always be room for more.  I believe there is no full-to-capacity when it comes to love, rather it is an ebb and flow we experience as we give and receive.  I want to dedicate this New Year resolution to bettering my marriage, along with a few other’s-oriented goals.  However, these are not just over zealous declarations that will only last a few weeks… these are life-changing characteristics that I am hoping to attain.  I pray that God would transform me and help me to live these out for the rest of my life and I hope that you will join me!

I resolute to:

–       Love my husband more extravagantly
–       Find creative ways to cherish my husband on a daily basis
–       Initiate intimacy in my marriage more often
–       Look appealing to my husband, even if we don’t have plans or if it’s just  us
–       Learn more how to have a God-centered marriage and apply my findings
–       Spend more quality time with family
–       Keep my phone put away while in the presence of others
–       Find ways to bless my friends
–       Laugh with others more
–       Place more value on my relationships
–       Indulge in random acts of kindness, especially for strangers
–       Smile more

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  • Nikki C.

    I am taking ALL of these Resolutions!! Thanks for allowing God to lead you into this blog that changes millions of hearts, minds and souls! Happy Birthday to you and your siblings and Happy New Year! Im excited to begin my year with Unveiled Wife. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for 2012!!

  • http://unveiledwife.com Unveiled WIfe

    Thank you so much!!!  That is great you are getting your daughter involved :)  Happy New Year’s to you my friend! Blessings!

  • http://unveiledwife.com Unveiled WIfe

    I like that! Commitments! And yes we do need accountability!

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  • Pedansa68

    It is wonderful how strongly someone elses thoughts which are then put into words can inspire someones soul as you have mine. I want to take this moment and wish you a very Happy Birthday to you and your siblings. I also want to thank you for letting others and myself go on this journey with you. I’m encouraging my daughter now 13 to follow you on your journey as well. Your journey will show her that not everything in a marriage is a fairy tale, but if you work on it it can be. Have a wonderful New Years and best wishes to you and your family in 2012. :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/adriennelich Adrienne Renae Lich

    I recently learned my from pastor that instead of making “resolutions”, we should be making “commitments”. As you said, resolutions last a few weeks and then we’re over them. But if we make a commitment, we’re more likely to stick with it, especially if we ask our friends and family to hold us accountable.

  • Beth Inman

    I will definitely be making some of these resolutions my own. I pray for them to become second nature!

  • Michele

    WOW all of these things are great ideas!!!! Thank you so much for sharing because we all know we need to work on most of these things. I love your postings and look forward to reading what you have to say!

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