As you ballroom dance together as a couple, you will make mistakes and get off beat of the music. This is how we become better dancers. It is how we learn. Mistakes will happen no matter how long you have been dancing. It is a given. When you get off track while dancing together, we have found that it is best to stop and restart. It will get you both on the same beat and running smoothly again. It gives you a moment to reevaluate the situation before you.
We shared this principle with our ballroom dance class a few weeks ago. We have found most beginner dancers want to catch up with the beat of the music or fumble about. Stop and restart your dance together.
I was thinking, this is how our marriages tend to be. As husband and wife, we get off beat together. This is life. No marriage is perfect, all make mistakes. Do we take the time to stop and evaluate the situation? Do we become closer as a couple as we learn from our difficulties? Or do we continue in a bumpy marriage? Do we just fumble about?
A New Year is a good time to step back, evaluate, and think about ways to make your marriage a smooth-looking dance.
A time to stop and restart.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
—Isaiah 43:19 (ESV)