“More important than” does not mean “rather than”

It just means one is more important at the moment. Saying something is more important than something else says nothing about the value of either, nor the evil of either. Just because something is more important doesn’t mean that the less important is wrong or evil.
For example, in 1Cor7 Paul says it is better, more important given the age we live in, to not get married – but getting married is not evil.
Also, it’s more important that I spend time with my wife than my friends. This doesn’t mean I never spend time with my friends, nor that spending time with friends is evil (nor that my wife isn’t my friend).
So when your church or growth group or whatever says that something is more important than something else, don’t get upset because your golden calf is getting sacrificed… There’s just something more important.

Using the best part of your day

Have you ever considered what part of your day you are usually most effective or productive?
Some people simply can’t read after 9pm – they just fall asleep. Others can’t read before 9am – they’re just not awake enough. Some people are their most pleasant early, others late at night.
When are you at your best each day? And, what are you doing with the best part of your day?
One way to think of this is like the first fruits of your time. Maybe that time is the time to devote to prayer and bible reading? If that’s not an issue, then maybe devote the best part of your day to your spouse and thus your marriage?
Come 20 years time, be able to look back and say, I’ve spend the best part of my days doing something really important. I’ve been a good steward of my time.