The bedroom is an excellent place to make your marriage better–and no, it’s not for the reasons you think!
What do these three settings have in common?
- Driving in a car with your man.
- Dining at the bar together.
- Lying next to him in bed.
The Answer: You’re both facing the same direction.
This is the key for communicating with your man. Women and men do not communicate the same way. When women chat, we like to sit face-to-face and look into each other’s eyes. But men have a much easier time being honest and open with you when you’re both facing the same direction.
Once you accept this fundamental difference between men and women, you can make allowances for it. You can even turn it into an asset! Follow this simple rule to help your man open up:
Go to bed at the same time as your husband.
I took an informal poll of my friends, and ladies, I know this can be hard! So many of us are tempted to stay up to the wee hours, by ourselves, enjoying “our” time to ourselves. But if you can fight that urge, and tuck in early with your husband, it will be totally worth it.
There are three huge benefits to going to bed at the same time, especially if you make it on the early side:
Make it easy for your husband to share his heart with you.
Lying side-by-side, in the dark, facing the same direction? For a man, the barriers to communication can’t get any lower.
Just make sure he knows you didn’t fall asleep while he was searching for the right words.
It can only do good things for your love life.
Enough said, right?
You’ll get more sleep.
If all else fails, you both fall asleep–and getting more sleep helps us be more patient, which is also excellent for marital communication. But if you stay up way too late talking (or whatever), it will be totally worth it.
Plan this important part of your day now!
What do you need to do so that you’re ready to go to bed when your husband does? Do it now–you won’t regret it!