LESLIE: It takes a lot of work. Over the last fourteen years Gary and I have tried to remain best friends like we were when we were first dating. In marriage, you go through different stages of change. Right now, in the fourteenth year, we don’t have as much time together as we did when we were first dating. So we have to make time a priority. We have three children and they are involved in lots of activities. We have got lots of activities. We have found that if we don’t make special quality time outside of the home and away from our children, then we just don’t have time for each other.
We have a lot of open communication. We talk on the phone still, after about fourteen years, about four or five times a day.
ED: Now let me stop you right there. Now, guys, that is impressive. I know we have hundreds of single guys out there and single girls. This is something. Talking and communicating daily. Now, Gary owns his own company. It is not like the guy is just kicking back at work. And Gary, you normally take those calls from your wife, don’t you, when she calls?
GARY: Yes. She talks, I listen.
ED: That is another helpful hint guys. See how much we are learning here? But talking about creativity and intimacy, Gary, what are some things that you have done in the romance realm that you would identify as creative? We are not wired up, guys, to be romantics like women are.
GARY: I’d like to be wired up that way. When Leslie and I were dating we had so much fun that we kind of made a pact between ourselves that we wouldn’t let the wedding ceremony change the excitement and fun and spontaneity that we had while we were dating.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine