“Business relationships are frequently helped by recreational companionship. Why Not marriage?”—Ed Young: Romancing the Home
We know the picture. The one of business clients meeting on the golf course. Or, the company Christmas party. Or, the business lunch. All of these recreational acts designed to build a connection between buyer and seller…or client and customer…or manager and employee.
So why can’t we do that in marriage?
I am surprised many times when couples do nothing to improve the recreational side of their marriage. It seems as if once the wedding is over and the marriage begins, there is no need to build this relationship.
Is the deal complete?
Building the recreational companionship is all the more important after the marriage. This is one of the greatest benefits to marriage—to always have a companion who believes in you, who supports you, who loves! Recreation builds trust and communication. It continues the relationship that blossomed while dating.
To truly connect with your spouse—get out of the house. Go to dinner. Go play put-put. Go for a walk. If you have kids, put the kids to bed and watch a movie together or play a game.
If you are having a dry spell in your marriage, maybe you need to start networking with your spouse.