Building Better Marriages – Tip 1- A 3D Marriage

I had a very practically minded seminary professor named Dr. Bennett. I think that was his name – I forget just about everything. But I’ll never forget one of his marriage tips – the 3-D marriage:

Dialogue Daily

Date Weekly

Depart Monthly

It’s a high standard. If I can spend at least 15 minutes in daily dialogue with Courtney, that would really be great. Honestly, we often don’t reach this standard. But if we aim high, we should at least hit the mark every now and then.

We certainly don’t date weekly, or depart monthly. But what if we set a goal for a weekly date, but actually get in two dates a month? That would be a great “win” for us.

And honestly, who can depart monthly for a night or two away? Not likely for us. But what if we set that standard, and actually plan 4-6 getaways a year, just with each other for us to have sometime together? That would be sweet.

So…husbands, raise the bar! Dialogue Daily! Date Weekly! Depart Monthly! Your marriage will benefit greatly.

About mikewindley

Mike Windley is Lead Pastor of The Bridge Community Church in Morrisville, NC.
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