Every day I ask my kids the same question, "How was your day?" Every day I got the same answer, "Pretty good." Until one day I broke the chain, stopped what I was doing and looked them straight in the eyes.
"Na-uh. I wan't more from you." I said, "I want details. Let's try that again."
After a giggle and smirk, I got a run down of an extraordinarily average day. I like to hear about the little things. Maybe they don't seem important to my kids, but I take pleasure in the lives of my children.
In the same way, I take pleasure in the life of my husband. I want to know about his day. I want to know about the ups and the downs. I want to know what made him laugh, and what stressed him out. I want to know this man intimately.
Asking how his day went, is just the first step. The second is listening to what's on his heart.
Consider this ... if you want to listen to his heart beat, two things are required of you. One is to be quiet, and the other is to be close.
Your closest friends are the ones you rely on. They are the ones you can trust with your heart. They're the ones you run to when you need comfort and a word of encouragement. A close friend is a blessing.
And here’s the awesome part, husbands and wives have the opportunity to be closer than friends ever could be.
Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend is his wife. – Frank Schubert
With this in mind, let’s look at five ways to grow closer as a couple:
1. Spend time talking every day without the interruption of a television.
[Read the rest of the article at Time-Warp Wife.]