Is exhaustion coming in between your marriage?
I know for us, this past year has been a doozy. We have been living in exhaustion and chaos. Between new babies, moving, changing jobs, building a house and family stuff, we felt like we were drowning every day. Each of us was giving 110% from 6am – 12pm (& some nights 1 am). While our schedules haven’t lessened up yet, we have learned to navigate the waters for the meantime. Here are four things that we have learned from this season of exhaustion:
You just have to dig in and keep moving forward. Tackle one day at a time and work together as a team. You may think that you are a team, but search for other ways to support one another. I know you are tired. I know you are stretched thin, but find ways to compliment each other. You will look back and this will just be a season of your life and marriage. Push through.
Offer lots of grace to each other and yourself. Its easy to bicker, nag, and take things the wrong way when your exhausted. Communication tends to break down when you are tired or you hear things the wrong way. Give each other lots and lots of grace. Everything seems worse and dramatized when you are tired, seek the good and assume the best.
Continue to pray for one another and the season you are in – pray for endurance. Pray for strength, pray for a kind heart, and pray that your marriage would be strengthened as a result of this time. Ask God to mold and shape you to be more like him and pray for rest in Him. Pray together, alone and often. Pray has gotten me through some exhausting days — and worship music.
Then, get some sleep. You were designed to need rest. I have found that almost everything seems a little better after a good nights sleep.
Half of the battle for us was realizing that exhaustion was the REAL issue. In the midst of being tired, its easy to let emotions take control. If exhaustion is coming in between your marriage, take a stand today. Here are 5 Ways To Maintain A Thriving Marriage When You’re Exhausted.