The Rhythm of Walking Together

A marriage tip from JJ Heller

My husband, Dave, and I have been working together full time since we were married in 2003. There’s some sort of miraculous combination of our two personalities that makes it possible for us to be business partners and spouses.

One surprising thing that’s helped our marriage, more than anything else, is going for walks. There’s something therapeutic about the rhythm of putting one foot in front of the other, feeling the breeze in your hair and the sun on your face. It feels like a reset of sorts.

In my experience, walking also fosters dialogue. I’ve noticed a lovely ebb and flow as Dave and I stroll around our neighborhood. Because we’re side by side and noticing the world around us, there’s no pressure to fill the empty space with words. When we’re walking, we’re comfortable talking or simply staying quiet.

JJ Heller, a songwriter and contemporary Christian music artist, releases a new song every first Friday of the month.

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