I know you've all heard the phrases, "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus." "Men are like Waffles, Women are like, Spaghetti." And the list goes on and on.
Phrases like these describe the differences between Men and Women. And there are differences; vast differences. We like the seat down, they leave it up. They can drive for hours, we need to stop every ten minutes. There's no doubt about it, we are different.
But as we think of God's design for marriage, a covenant between one man and one woman, "till death do they part"... we have to ask, "God, why didn't you make us a little more alike, so that maybe, living together might be a little easier." Wouldn't that be nice?
Ever since Adam and Eve found themselves on the other side of Eden, relationships have been plagued with issues, especially in our marriages. This morning, I was asked to come and talk about relationships, and as I prayed about what I might share with you, I felt the Lord leading me to consider a few areas in our husband/wife relationships where we often find difference.
During that first year, we were so eager to learn all we could about each other and our marriage. And to be honest, that learning hasn't stopped.
Jay and I met in 1994. We were serving as camp counselors at our church's winter camp. We were very different at the time. ( share differences )But God brought us together. In May of 1996, we were married, and our adventure began. And while I'd love to stand up here and tell you that the last 20 years were full of wedded bliss, you and I both know that I'd be lying. I will say we've had almost 20 years of learning how to love each other better while being 100% committed to staying together no matter what.
During that first year, we were so eager to learn all we could about each other and our marriage. And to be honest, that learning hasn't stopped. Through moving 8 times, switching jobs, fluctuating incomes, 5 children, and all the highs and lows God has led us through, I have found that there are a few things that must be given special attention, especially as we think about our marriages. So, I thought I'd share with you two things I've learned on my 20 year journey of marriage to my sweet husband.
Ready? It is super important that we wives remember to RESPECT and SATISFY our husbands.
I shared these thoughts earlier this week with a group of women at a M.O.P.S. (Mother's of PreSchoolers) gathering. I want to share them here, now with all of you. Let me invite you to join me over the next couple of days, as I share some thoughts as to why I believe these two topics are so important for the marital relationship. To help share these thoughts, Jay and I have decided to split the two topics up, posting them one at a time. So look for a post on respecting your husband on Wednesday, followed by a post on satisfying your husband on Thursday.
We hope that you will join me this week as we look at ways to love our husbands better!
Amy is an amazing mother of 5, 4 boys and 1 girl. Her passions lie in caring for her family, mentoring young moms, and speaking into the lives of women. She and Jay have been married for 19 years, and have been so blessed to be able to share in ministry to families together. Be sure to follow Amy on her social media channels. [ Click Here ] To inquire about the possibility of Amy speaking to your women or mom's group, contact her through the blogs contact form. And thanks for all your support.
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