During the dating stages of your relationship, it was natural to share your dreams. However, as time goes on, and dreams and goals come to pass, we fail to make or share new ones. When was the last time you shared your dreams? Here are eight reasons to make it a priority.
8 Reasons to Share Your Dreams
- Sharing your dreams and goals brings you closer together.
- It opens up the opportunity to grow a deeper connection and communication.
- When you dream together, it builds trust, love, passion, and a visual for the future, strengthening your bond.
- Talking about your goals and dreams gives you something to talk about with passion and enthusiasm.
- Frequently dreaming together helps you create a steady supply of positivity in your marriage.
- It’s hard to stay motivated when working toward your dreams. If you share them, then you both have a constant source of motivation. Someone who shares the same passion for the dream helps keep you motivated and get back on track when you need it.
- Shared dreams give you something to look forward to together.
- It helps create security in the relationship that you have a solid future. Sharing dreams brings a sense of security, peace, and happiness, knowing that you are both looking ahead into the future and that each other is essential.
Sharing your dreams in a marriage is such an important part of the relationship. It helps to keep trust and communication channels open and ultimately brings you closer together.
Keep the Cycle of Excitement Going
Keep the cycle of the excitement of dreaming together going. Whether you achieve those dreams quickly, or it takes a few years, all that matters is you keep creating them.
Dos and Don’ts of Sharing Your Dreams
Be intentional about sharing your dreams. Bring it up often in conversation. Or make a date to talk about your dreams specifically. Wherever you go, or whatever you do, focus on each other. Here are some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind.
Listen. Listen with an open mind.
Ask. Ask how you can help them achieve this dream or goal.
Share. Share childhood dreams with one another.
Judge. It’s not your dream. Avoid things like, “that’s silly,’ or a negative comment.
Feel threatened. Your spouse may express a dream of being on the mission field in some small village in Africa. However, that doesn’t mean they want to pick up and move.
Take charge. Avoid making it your mission to make the dream happen. Your heart’s intent may be good and pure, but it’s not your responsibility to make your partner’s dream come true.
Strengthen your marriage and grow closer by getting to know one another. Sharing your dreams and goals is one way. Another way is to attend fun marriage retreats and conferences where you can focus on your dreams together.