I recently read a great post by Michael Hyatt – The Power of Incremental Change Over Time. It just reinforced for me the importance of doing a little bit everyday to effect great change in your marriage. From his post:
Saving Your Marriage. I had another friend in a really bad marriage. On the advice of his mentor, he started practicing “5 for 5.” He simply walks in the house after work, moves within five feet of his wife, asks her about her day, and listens for five minutes. Though a small start, it has now grown to 30 minutes a day. Their relationship has reversed course.
If you want to grow your marriage, being consistent in the smallest, simplest of things can grow big dividends over time. Remember to smile at your husband when he comes home or compliment him at the dinner table. Ask him how his day is going or help him with his Saturday project. It all adds up to a growing marriage with better intimacy.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world [or your marriage]. Mohandas K. Gandh [parenthesis mine]