So it is time for my 30 Day post-challenge update. For those of you who don’t remember, my husband and I participated in Lifetime’s 7 days of sex challenge, along with a few other bloggers. We had an amazing time, if I do say so myself, and I am so thankful for the challenge!
We had a baby at the very end of the challenge so the last two days were hanky panky free. We just got cleared for sex at my last postpartum visit but have yet to seal the deal, if you know what I mean. Those of you with kids know that those first few weeks are sleepless and hard. Very hard. Patience is not my best asset in those first weeks, but I think that the challenge was helpful in the fact that it definitely brought my husband and I closer. We are more attentive to each others needs and feelings and definitely more patient.
I think it is easy to get lost in the day to day chaos, and take one another for guaranteed. Life isn’t easy, and neither is being in a relationship. People grow and change – especially when you have been together since you were 19, as my husband and I have. Now are 30 we are very different people, then you throw kids into the mix and it totally changes the dynamic. It is easy to leave someone behind and move forward in a selfish manner. But marriage is work, and doing things like challenging yourself to seven days of sex, going on date nights once a week, or having dinner together alone twice a week, can help keep a marriage united and on track. I am not saying it is the solution. But with divorce rates so high, I think people are checking out – thinking it will be easier to separate, when in reality, it completely damages a family. There is no fix to that and it causes a lifetime of pain for all members of the family.
Working on a marriage on the daily basis is important and is not something that should be taken for guaranteed. Take the challenge yourself and see if it helps your relationship.
Have you been watching. Lifetime’s 7 days of sex challenge? What do you think about it?