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Time Starved Marriage

Your Time-Starved Marriage: How to Stay Connected at the Speed of ...

Time Starved Marriage

by Les Parrott


– In the rat race of life, we are so busy that we rarely make time for each other.

– There is more written on money, a commodity that can be lost and regained, than there is on time, a commodity that when lost cannot be regained.

– Don’t live in the “some-day” mentality.

– Time can’t be stopped or saved, time marches on.

– Find something as a couple to laugh at every day.

– Business is a marriage killer. It’s not helping marriages. It depletes love lives. It steals your fun. Business is not a badge of honor.

– A marriage cannot survive on leftovers. Giving your spouse the leftover time and energy that you have will destroy your marriage not build your marriage.

– How can you eliminate hurriedness in your marriage?

– We cannot find time but we can make more time. Place priorities where they should and focus time around the right things.

– What are the things that will bring you closer together as a couple? Is it a date night, playing tennis together, a walk, etc.?

– Take advantage of time that you already have this: talk or pray together before going to bed, just take a few minutes alone while out running errands, talk about good memories you’ve shared, etc.


– Time Stealers:

1. Past problems or conversations that have not been resolved.

2. Technology — what should save time is actually stealing time

3. Impatience — it kills what could be a good moment.

4. Clock — if we are not careful, it turns into having a race. Hurry up and do something so we can move on, we’re going to be late, too many activities, etc.

– Nothing can steal your time unless you do nothing about it.

– Just as food is better when you slow down, savor and enjoy it, the same goes for your marriage.

– Work at minimizing your financial strains and your marriage will be helped. If you have debt, get a plan to get out of it.


– Three R’s that can help your marriage:

1. Rest — not getting enough rest causes a lot of problems.

2. Recreation — there’s no excuse for being so busy that you can’t separate a few weeks for vacation in the year.

3. Restoration — we need the weekends to be restored, making time for church and time for each other.

Jeffrey Bush

Jeff Bush became the General Director of Vision Baptist Mission in May 2012. Prior to this assignment the Bush family faithfully served the Lord for 8 years in Argentina, South America. During their time in Argentina, God blessed their efforts resulting in five churches, a radio ministry, and a Bible college to train those called to the ministry.

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