Joining Lisa-Jo and others this morning for Five Minute Friday, where we cut the words loose for just five minutes, and see where they fall. No editing, just encouraging the others who play along. The topic today is Real.
Last weekend my hubby and I went to a marriage conference where we both faced some areas in our marriage that needed work. I'd stopped being real in marriage, I'd gotten lazy and we were drifting into being partners instead of real spouses. Marriage can be so much more than that, and the conference was such a good wake up call. I've noticed that things have changed since then, we are both being more real.
I wrote in a letter yesterday, "Biblically my highest earthly relationship is with my husband. If I'm too busy for him, I need to cut back. If I'm too tired for him, getting more sleep is non-optional. If I'm taking him for granted, I need to fix my attitude."
God didn't make me to be my husband's partner, somebody who just works beside him to get the jobs done. He made me to be a helpmeet, a home-maker, and being a home-maker is so much more than just being a partner. It's being a playmate, a lover, an encourager, a looker-on-the-bright-side, someone to laugh with. It's not just getting the housework done, or checking the relationship off a to-do list. When I let the fun side of being a wife (the laughter, the cheerful joy, the irrepressible good humor) slip, I become just a housekeeper, not a home-maker.