Remember that time I was a teacher? A really good one at that? Remember that time I had a master’s degree with emphasis in adult education? With all that background, why would I choose to omit what I know from my marriage?
Lately, I live and die by my iPhone calendar. Everything is in there. If it’s not in there, it’s likely it won’t get done. When iOS7 came out, it took some getting used to, but we’re rollin’ now!
What does any of this have to do with any of this? I was expecting Mr. Gray to just jump on board my schedule train and move on down the line. I didn’t stop to think about the fact that a tiny dot on his smart phone might not be the way he best sees our schedule (the man would get rid of his iPhone in a heart beat if he could listen to podcasts and read the Bible easily through another avenue).
Much like love languages, being on the same page in your marriage requires thinking about how your spouse receives information. If you’re shoveling info out into the world without a receiver, you’re wasting your time. Not much point in that, huh? We haven’t found an effective compromise yet, but we’re working toward it. We’ll be trying a weekly sheet with the days’ plans on it in the very near future. How do you coordinate your schedule?
We still use a paper calendar. We have a weekly (ish) meeting for meal planning and grocery listing and we talk through our individual and family plans. He's not a tech guy, at all. 🙂
I wouldn't mind a paper calendar if I had a good place to put it. It has to be sort of "in the way" for it to really be effective for Mr. Gray, and I can't quite come to terms with that yet. We are working on a weekly meeting, though, as well.