When you were in high school, holding hands as you walked through the hallways was a status sign. Your friends and enemies alike watched you, leaning on their lockers, as you walked by, proud to hold your boyfriend/girlfriend’s hand.
Flash forward to today.
Moms, you haven’t showered in 3 days, you have no idea where your hairbrush is, and you can’t remember the last time you didn’t need coffee to survive. Dads, work is dragging you down, and when coupled with your responsibility to spend quality time with your family, you don’t even care that your wife looks semi-homeless.
It’s easy to fall into these “too busy to care” types of days.
They’re the story of nearly every family around the world, but they don’t have to be yours.
Marriage are made great by making small, daily, purposeful actions that appreciate your spouse, that strengthen your bond, and that solidify you as a couple.
One of those actions is holding hands.
In high school you couldn’t wait to hold your sweetheart’s hand, and even though that sweetheart may now be your spouse, or someone new, the important of holding hands when you can isn’t diminished, it’s just de-prioritized.
It’s only natural, really.
But in this case, fight the busy and hold hands.
Whether your park both of your butts on the living room floor, hold hands, and interact with your kids. Whether you hold hands for a few minutes while you wait for the mac’n cheese noddles to boil, or if you wait until the kiddos are in bed, hold hands, and watch your favorite show together, make hand-holding a priority today.
Hand-holding has been shown to slow your heartbeat, relaxing you.
Hand-holding lowers cortisol (stress hormone) levels.
Therefore, hand-holding relaxes you, helps you sleep better, and strengthens your bond as a couple.
If it’s 5 minutes or 50, hold hands to day.
Do it for your marriage.
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