We heard recently of a study conducted in Canada of 88 married couples. They were asked to write down words to describe the current state of their relationship. The majority of the words indicated boredom to one degree or another.
Boredom is common, but it is serious. It may indicate an area lacking attention. Oftentimes one spouse is bored and the other isn’t, and it is more likely to be the woman than the man. The one who isn’t may not even realize the boredom crouching at the door of their marriage. They may be comfortable with life as it is.
If this is you, and your spouse often shares their dissatisfaction or boredom in an area of your marriage–let this be a huge red flag!
It should not be ignored.
Sadly, many marriages end because the boredom becomes too much, and they seek companionship and adventure with someone else.
Let this not be us!
How do we cure boredom in marriage? Ask God to show you what area of your marriage is causing this sense of boredom in your heart? Then go after it! Here are a few to consider:
- Bored with Romance and Fun (Soul)
- Bored with Communication (Mind)
- Bored with Sex (Body)
We will talk about these three types of boredom beginning tomorrow. We hope you’ll come back and join the conversation.
In which of the three areas listed above would you most likely be tempted to boredom? Have you realized this before? What have you done to counter the temptation?