A few years ago, I overheard a bunch of wives talking and one of them referred to marriage as an investment. I don't know what the context was and I didn't hear anything that was said afterward, but that one comment is something that I've thought about ever since. When you plan for your future, you decide the age that you want to retire, what type of lifestyle you want to live after retirement, and how much money you'll need to live that way. From there you decide how much money you need to be investing now in order to reach your goal. The sooner you start investing for your future, the better off you will be when you get to that point.
When I think about marriage as an investment, I view it in a similar way. I envision what I want my marriage to look like years from now and determine what I need to be doing every day to make sure that happens. Every kiss, every conversation, every date night, etc. goes toward building the relationship that I want with my husband in the future and helps to create the kind of marriage that we want to have now as well.
Decide what kind of marriage you want to have and start taking steps today that will get you there! Whether that means more planned date nights, time set aside each day for quality conversation, finding ways to serve your spouse on a daily basis, or even changing your attitude toward marriage. It's up to you to create an amazing marriage relationship and it's not going to happen overnight. You need to be consciously investing in your relationship a little at a time, day by day, with the end goal in mind. You will get there and your marriage will become better all along the way.
What will you do today to invest in your marriage?