Don’t Just Stay Married — Stay Engaged

On July 16th, 2010, I got engaged. On May 29th, 2011, I will no longer be engaged, but married — by definition.

I saw this phrase on this blog the other day

“Don’t Just Stay Married — Stay Engaged.”

Deep huh?

How huge is it to embrace an intentional mindset to continuously stay engaged even after the wedding day.

But wait, you were already engaged — your married now..

  • True, you may be married now, but try looking at the word “engaged” as a verb rather than a period of X months before a wedding..

What does this look like?

  • By engaging in your marriage, you are:
    • communicating with each other
    • supporting/encouraging each other
    • serving each other
    • praying with each other
    • actively leading
    • setting goals together
    • acting according to their love language
    • being intentional with your actions
    • being affectionate

Engage in your fiance/spouse. Don’t let the “engagement” stage die just because the wedding came and went..

What else can you do to actively stay engaged in your marriage/relationships?


3 responses to “Don’t Just Stay Married — Stay Engaged

  • jess grimm

    WARS. Tickle wars, fart wars…just to name a few. :). Here’s what we do. Take time to play. Flirt with each other. And after 4 1/2 years of marriage remember to wear the kinky underwear every now and then. Michael Lane, I mean you too. :).

  • G. Lane

    So true Miagi-son…..We are living, breathing testimonies of how engaged can, should be, and is a verb. Good word for us all to remember, and live out.

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