On weekends my husband and I have what we call " Next's Weeks Chat." We get to budget, plan and organize, the best way we can, for the next week. So, with pen, paper, folders,digital calender, and laptops we are set....... oh yes!and sometimes a little( Chet Baker playing in the background)
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If we are not out somewhere at a quiet restaurant, I make us a tray of snacks. Starting out with prayer over our time, we dream big but plan sensible. It is said that if you don't plan out your time others will and take all the control away.
The top things that couples fight over is communication and money so....we find by doing this we hit the top two right off. Works for us!