Two weeks after my third child was born, I took on a new role at work. In wanting to impress my team, I found myself saying yes to every opportunity. But after a few months of missing dinners, late nights, and early mornings, my wife called me out. During a date, I checked my email on my phone. At that moment, she said, “I feel like we are just roommates now.” I knew I had to make some changes. Are you prioritizing your marriage? I wasn’t.
There is a balance we must fight for in order to make marriage a priority. We want to be great dads, but we wind up prioritizing the kids over the marriage. We want to bring home a paycheck to take care of our families, but our workloads keep us from prioritizing our marriages, too. While there are seasons when we must spend extended energy on our kids and at work, we must keep in mind the effects this has on marriage. Here are 4 signs you aren’t prioritizing your marriage.
1. You haven’t had a date night in a while.