Paul still doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up. He has few hobbies. I make it a point to be supportive of his interests. It's not always easy. I don't always want to hear about the latest news or the new computer and sound equipment... On the same accord, I'm sure he doesn't always want to hear about the new craft ideas I've seen on pinterest, the latest novel I'm reading, or my plans to rearrange the house again... He does his best though to provide enough for me to buy fabric, a new book, paint... and he listens to my ideas for improving the efficiency of our home.
As long as his interests and my hobbies don't go overboard in expense or space in the house (questionable...) and we work together, things stay fairly smooth and neither of us feel tied down. It helps that he is proud of my creations and I find his interests extremely useful. (ie, the laptop I'm setting at right now...)
Another thing that can make us feel tied down and muddle up a marriage is "the past". Note I didn't put that in caps. We all have some kind of past; things we wish we had or (more often) hadn't done. While we can never completely forget the past. (Oh how I wish!) We must remember God's perspective on it. No, God does NOT say, "Forgive and forget" or "Live and learn." God actually tells us to forgive and learn.
After my Coffee! Opens at 11 am CST on Thursdays. I've tried to make the Rules simple: