Reconnecting in My Marriage

Married couples, especially those with children at home, need to regularly reconnect by …

  • Going on a date every week.
  • Going on an overnight trip once every 3 months.
  • Going on a long trip (more than one night) once a year.

I’ve always preached this … but have struggled with following the third one. Lea and I do well at dating and occasionally catching an overnight trip, but it had been a long time since we’d gone on a trip together for any length of time.

Last week on a whim, I did a little searching for one of those “last minute” travel deals. Lea’s birthday was coming up, and we needed some time to reconnect. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to talk Lea into going. Her wisdom usually includes things like, “We can’t afford this. We have two boys in college,” and “We really don’t have time to make a trip like this, and besides, what would we do with the boys?” I found a great deal on a trip to Saint Petersburg, Florida, where the Rangers were playing the Tampa Bay Rays. I knew she’d have a hard time saying “No” to the Rangers. :)

We had a great time.

We had lunch on this boat as it cruised along the bay.

We spent a lot of time walking on the beach.

We caught some baseball games.

Our last night we dressed up, went out to eat at a nice place and then found our way back to the beach to watch the sunset.

I can’t end this without saying … reconnecting is not only necessary in marriage, but also a lot of fun.


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Article by Trey Morgan

I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Barry Wiseman says:

    Looked great! Thanks for putting the pressure on!! LOL

  2. Sam Sadler says:

    Trey, I always enjoy keeping up with you on facebook. You are still a regular inspiration in my life and this old Methodist needs a regular dose of inspiration from his good Church of Christ preacher friend! We all miss you in Tulia. Last year was mine and Carla’s 30th wedding anniversay and we took a 7 day Alaskan cruise. First time we ever took a cruise and it was wonderful to get away for a week. We are new grandparents now and Bart and his wife are living at the little brown house at 413 NW 3rd 3rd St just across the street soouth of the Church of Christ and we have encouraged them to try Church there. Bruce and Amanda are very nice and Carla and I like both of them very much and we have lots of other good friends that are members there.
    Thanks for you regular inspiration in my life and to all that follow you on facebook,
    Sam Sadler

  3. Bethany says:

    Lea looks so beautiful in the picture close to the end with the sand dollar necklace.
    What a wonderful trip. You two continue to be an inspiration.

  4. connie hogan says:

    You probably dont remeber me but I am a member at Highland COC in Tecumseh OK. Your marriage posts have helped me so much in the last few months my marriage has never been better. We attended a marriage seminar a few months ago and have been trying to work on keeping the other spouses needs in mind a little more and your stories have been such a blessing!!
    Thankyou so much!!!
    Connie Hogan

  5. jel says:

    WAY COOL! 😉

  6. Michelle Lindsey says:

    Trey, thanks so much for loving my little sis the way you do and for being such a good father as well!!!! P.S. You might want to frame this, it’s not often that sister-in-laws say nice things you know!!! lol

  7. vanilla says:

    So, what you were say by way of introduction is that Lea often saves you from yourself?

    Nice move here, though. And happy birthday to Lea.

  8. Brittainy Taylor says:

    wonderful pictures. beautiful sentiment. glad you two had a great time. :)

  9. Greg England says:

    Good for you, bro!!

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Trey Morgan Here are my thoughts about marriage, family, raising children, humor, faith and the life God intended for us all. I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast.

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