Saturday, November 27, 2010
Time for the 2 of You
Of all the people in the world, there is only one that I am called to be one flesh with; that’s my wife. That means that of all the relationships I can have, the most important is the relationship I have with her.
In case I’ve never said it, relationships require time; they require communication; they require common interests; they require shared experiences. Without these elements, it’s really not a relationship in anything but name. One can say that they know Bill Gates, because they met him once in a conference. But, unless they’ve spent time with Bill, talking together, sharing experiences; they don’t have a relationship with him; all they are doing is name dropping.
Marriage definitely isn’t the place for name dropping; it’s the place for relationship; not only relationship, but intimate relationship; one in which the partners know the depths of each others souls.
Day 41 – Okay, if you remember, on Wednesday I gave you the assignment to plan an outing to someplace that you and your wife have wanted to go. Well, today is the day; drop the kids off with the sitter, grab your wife, and head off to have a good time spending time together.
Take your time with this; don’t be in a hurry to get there and get back. Stop to eat, or stop for an ice cream, or whatever it is you two like. Remember, you’re making time to be together; that’s what it’s about. Every moment you spend together today is an investment in your marriage; and those types of investments always pay dividends.