As you finish off the last of the turkey leftovers, pull out the calendar and plan some special holiday events for the whole family. Continue celebrating special traditions or add some new ones.
One of our favorites is to pile in the car and go searching for Christmas lights. The important part is to plan so the season doesn't go by without focused time together.
When the turkey and dressing are finished off, play a game of Thankarades with your family and friends. I first came up with this several years ago. It is a great way to celebrate all the blessings we have been given. Have several people act out what they are most thankful for in a game of charades, which I have henceforth dubbed "Thankarades."
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As the trees are turning to bright orange, red and yellows, take your wife for a long drive to enjoy the beauty of God's creation. Stop and smell the fall air, hold hands, and reflect on the good things that have happened this past year.
Thank God and your spouse for specific blessings.
One way to keep the right career perspective is to intentionally include your wife in your day. Meeting your wife for lunch, FaceTiming during the day, and keeping your wife informed about what is going on at work are ways to help you stay grounded in your marriage.
This week be intentional to include your wife in your workday.
Fall is a great time to plan a family camping trip. Find a state park or other campground close by and stay a couple of nights.
I have found, no matter how well I plan, I forget something important. Working together to figure out how to overcome what's missing is half the fun. It makes for great family bonding time.
One of the most important things we can do for our children is provide a united front. Children are masters at dividing and conquering to get what they want.
Make it a goal to always stand with your wife in any decisions made. Your children need to know what mom says, goes, and you support her 100%. Your wife needs to know you always have her back.
If there are things you do not agree with, then talk about them privately and come up with a plan you both agree to.