To spend more “alone time” with my wife, we’ve started to walk the dog together after dinner. During these walks, we discuss our day, plan for tomorrow, or chat about anything that comes to mind.
For a long time, we struggled to find our alone time. Juggling work, kids activities, homework, and other life aspects are challenging. We used to think that alone time had to be more “involved,” like date nights.
The reality, however, was that our alone time did not have to be a big production. Quality alone time is any time we separate to give ourselves undivided attention. It’s also the opportunity to do something we enjoy together.
Amazingly, we’ve found that our daily walks amount to over an hour and a half a week! We’ve seen how small amounts of quality time together have added up to a secure connection over time. However, the opposite is also true. Small quantities of neglect over time, add up to a significant amount of distancing over time.
There is no better day than today to start strengthening that connection with your significant other.
Man Up, Live Outtm:
Read and meditate on Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 for yourself. What do these verses say to you?
How much “alone time” do you currently spend with your wife, finance or girlfriend ? Be honest.
Forge in Fellowship:
How will you start to make consistent quality time with her? Share this with a fellow brother and have them hold you accountable.
Carlos F. Peña is first and foremost a faithful follower of Christ and a devoted husband and father. Professionally he is a CEO, CMO, certified executive, leadership and life coach, business consultant, author, and entrepreneur for various companies he owns and operates. Over the years, Carlos has served in multiple leadership roles in business and ministry. Carlos is President and CMO of Pumped®, Inc., a brand development and design firm, CEO of Led to Lead®, a leadership, career, and business coaching company, and the founder and creator of the FX3® program. In ministry, he currently serves as Director of Men's Small Groups at Christ Fellowship in Miami, FL, focusing on discipleship. Carlos considers it his life's mission to help men discover and challenge them to be the men God desires them to be.
To learn more about Carlos, visit https://carlosfpena.com