Sunday, January 29, 2012
A Day of Rest
Have you ever noticed how many people go out to lunch after church on Sundays? You know, once upon a time, God established the Sabbath to be a day of rest. Jesus even said that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. There’s a clear implication there that God knows we need a day to recharge the batteries, rest a bit and get ready to face the new week.
What about our wives? It seems to me that if man needs a day to recharge his batteries, then woman needs a day to recharge hers as well. After all, the old saying is that “a woman’s work is never done” so she could use a break too.
Okay, so why not give here that day of rest. This week, instead of going home after church, plopping down on the sofa and turning on the game, try something different; go out to eat after church. Don’t make your wife work, cooking and cleaning for you, while you’re sitting there like a bump on a log. Both of you can be bumps instead.
Now, if your wife is anything like mine, she’s not going to get home, after going to the restaurant, and immediately start working on something. This is where it starts getting tricky. You want to keep her from working on something all day long. That can be tricky, especially if your wife has a type A+ personality like mine does. She may not know how to sit back and relax; so you’ve got to help her.
Here’s the plan; every time you wife gets ready to start working on something, you grab her and find something else for the two of you to do together. Maybe take a walk, watch a romantic or humorous movie together, play a game, sit and talk or look at the old photo albums. If you can’t think of anything else, grab her and take her breath away with a passionate kiss. Whatever it takes, keep your wife from working all day long.
Now, there’s a bit of a game in this. Try and avoid telling her what it is that you are doing for as long as possible. If you have to tell her, go ahead and do so, but the longer you can avoid telling her, the better. Then, when you finally do tell her, she’ll go, “so that’s what you’ve been up to.”
Have fun, and even more, make sure she has fun.