I have seen a similar pattern in healthy Christian marriages: they are intentional with relationship habits that anyone can apply.
I have no problem passing up cake at a birthday party and I don’t really mind being hungry if dieting. But when I’m stressed? Give me allllll the food.
For couples, it seems falling on the couch, or sitting on our phones is just SO much easier than to engage but to keep the spark alive it’s worth it!
“A lot of these mums I have known for a few years; I have tried to build a relationship with them, but it never seems to go anywhere”