You don’t like leftovers? They don’t either.

It’s easy to let the stresses from work take away your desire to give your family the attention they deserve. Instead of considering your “clock-out” time to be when you leave the office, let it be when you hit the pillow.

They deserve your best, so push passed the tendency to check your brain at the door when you get home. Here are some practical things we can do to make sure we are prioritizing family above the job.

1. Plan a regular date night with your wife.
I think everyone can spare one night per month. It’s just a matter of putting it on the calendar and planning the night ahead of time. Remember, think more about what SHE would want to do.

2. Do something spontaneous with your kids.
Don’t let your wife be the only one that suggests fun things to do with the kids. Take initiative and show her how much you care about your family.

3. Do the project that’s been on your to-do list for months.
“I’ll do that tomorrow” has been said too many times from my mouth. Sometimes you just have to decide you’re going to do something and not stop until it’s finished. I’ve learned that staying on top of things in the home shows your wife where your priorities are.

4. Control your calendar instead of letting your calendar control you.
If we aren’t careful, everyone in your life will put something on your calendar. It’s your job to manage where you spend your time, and to make sure the most important things don’t get overlooked.

Scripture of the week – Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.