Lazy friendship marriage--it's so easy to slip into. You're extra tired after an especially hard few weeks at work, and you turn out the lights with a quick peck on the lips. Your dinner conversation becomes all about calendars and kids' schedules and home maintenance. When you do have a few free moments together, you sink in front of the TV or schedule one of the appointments you have been putting off because it is so hard for you both to find the time.
You're a great team, fantastic roommates, awesome business partners.
But a marriage? Where did you, the husband and wife, go?
I could talk about all sorts of ways that our daughter's sudden arrival made our marriage stronger, but the quick and easy response is that we started going on dates again. We put the babysitter on the calendar, and we prioritized our marriage.