Catholic Husband

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Shared Goals

The power of unity in your marriage can’t be underestimated.

When you and your wife move together towards something, there is an incredible force at play.

The strength of unity in your marriage gives you a key advantage over single people. When you and your wife are moving towards a goal, one of you will want to quit. There will be a moment of weakness and you’ll want to back out. She won’t let you. When you both cross the finish line, there will be an amazing feeling of accomplishment.

Shared goals will cause you both to do things that you didn’t think were possible, and that certainly wouldn’t happen with you alone.

For example, my wife and I went shopping for baby furniture recently. I didn’t have a clue what things she was asking for, so I decided I had to go into a store and physically see the options. We shopped for three hours and there were a few close calls.

We made the purchase at the last store: The Salvation Army. We got a three piece set for $25. Bingo.

Over the following four days, we sanded, painted, and moved our new furniture and there was an amazing unity in our marriage. We spent as much time as we could together, working towards our shared goal: getting the nursery ready.

It doesn’t just have to be about baby furniture. Setting goals with your wife can be about whatever you wish to accomplish. You will both sacrifice (time, financial resources, etc.) to reach that goal.

Sit down with your wife, set some goals, and experience the power of unity.