Cultivating a Beginner’s Mindset

Learning Something New

Do you remember the excitement of learning to do something new? I remember the year I learned to snowboard. It was so hard, I could hardly figure out how to stand up, much less actually ride down the hill. I was so excited when I finally rode down the hill, swaying from edge to edge and feeling the wind in my hair. I was like a little kid. That night, my body was beat up and sore, but I dreamed about riding. It is still exciting. Every time I go out, it is a new fresh experience, with new bumps and turns and challenges. It never gets old.

Beginner’s Mindset

Proverbs 5:19 says “may you always be captivated by her love”. Marriage is intended to be a lifetime of being captivated by each other. When we have a beginners mindset, our lover never becomes boring, because each time is new. We allow ourselves to travel down paths that we have not traveled before and to be open to new possibilities. We extend grace to ourselves and to our husbands, not expecting that things will always go smoothly, because we are a beginner at what our bodies call us to that day. We don’t fear getting bruised, because with it, we know that we will learn something new about each other. What a great way to spend a lifetime getting to know each other.

Your mission this week, is to cultivate a beginners mindset in your marriage bed. Explore your husband in a new way, open to a new path, experience something for the very first time and allow yourself the grace of being a beginner.

Originally Published as Sex 101- Cultivating a Beginner’s Mindset on April 11, 2014

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