I held my breath when I published my last post. You never know how people are going to respond when you throw a topic like SEX into the mix. You came through and were amazingly gracious in your comments. Assuming you don't have free reign of the entire house (due to children, etc...) let's talk about the place in your home where the previous topic takes place.
Your inner sanctum, private retreat, place of escape: the Master Bedroom
Have you ever thought about the captain's quarters of a ship? In days of old, it was the best spot on the ship. Why? It was a place for him to step away from the crew, refresh, rest, and renew. He needed a place to get away so that he could be a great leader. It was also a perk of the job.
Do you have a place like that?
Many of us fall into the trap of using our master bedroom as a dumping ground. Laundry is usually the main culprit. Chaos leads to more chaos and before we know it, the master suite is the master pit.
Most of us would not allow the public rooms of our home to be the collect-all. Why would we allow the room that celebrates the very core of the family to become a heap?
Do the words haven, sanctuary, or retreat describe the condition of your master bedroom?
They should. Your marriage should be the number one priority of your home. The marriage room should reflect it.
Here is the challenge for the weekend:
Take time to clean out your bedroom.
Even if you have to pile it all in the family room, do it.
I bet the heap won't last long when your family has no where to sit to watch tv!
Get ALL of the clutter out. Your bedroom should say, "honey, you are the most important thing in this room, and our marriage deserves the choicest room of the house."
You may want to take it a step further. We did. After we de-cluttered, we decided to paint and get new bedding. I wanted our room to feel like a retreat. It has been well worth the investment. (I'll post before and after photos next week).
The clutter is gone, and every time I step into our room I give a contented sigh.
Yes, haven, retreat, and sanctuary are good words.