RECREATIONAL COMPANIONSHIP FOR MARRIEDS

5 Apr

                                                                                                 

                     RECREATIONAL COMPANIONSHIP FOR MARRIEDS

We will continue on with the second thing your husband can’t do without – RECREATIONAL COMPANIONSHIP.

Much of the information will come from the book, “His needs, Her needs” by Willard F. Harley, Jr.

One of the places that I really enjoy going to with my husband, is the Dodger baseball game.  We hardly have time, so we may go to one or two games a year.  When we do go, I absolutely love it.  We don’t eat hot dogs, only when we go to the ball game.  It makes the game that much better cause then we have two things to look forward to.  Their hot dogs are famous and almost everyone at the Dodger Stadium is standing and eating a “Dodger Dog.”

God’s word has different verses concerning recreation.

Let’s look in Malachi to see where the wife fits in.

Mal.2:14 “…she is your companion and the wife by covenant.”

The Hebrew root word implies an intimate partner; an accomplice.

In the dictionary, a companion is one who accompanies another.

In the middle of the word companion is the word “pan.”

Pan is bread, which is a “comfort food.” That is what a wife is, a COMFORT.

The verse goes on to say in verse 14, “…and your wife by covenant…”

A covenant is a formal and binding agreement under seal between two or more parties.

The covenant is that you are to be his FRIENDLY FRIEND!

When you are courting, you had no problem joining in his interests.

Your interest in his favorite activities helps SEAL the marriage deal.

Recreational compatibility is usually crucial criterion for men in selecting a wife.

Men place a HIGH importance on recreational activity.

Wives after marriage, usually try to convince their husbands into the activities they are interested in.

If they fail to convince their husbands to do what they want, they may encourage their husbands to continue their activities WITHOUT them.

Spending recreational time with his wife is ranked second only to sex for the typical husband.

When she doesn’t want to enjoy him, he may feel she is then moving in on his recreational life, which is one of the things that keeps him going.

The wife is making a dangerous choice by sending him off to his most enjoyable activity without his wife present to enjoy it with him.

The wife is taking a risk that someone of the opposite sex may turn up to be their companion and there is a risk of them falling in love.

You are missing out on a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY to have fun together.

Those hours and days are now lost because his favorite recreational companion was not there.

Many wives testify that the secret to their marriage is that they stayed together in PURSUNG a recreational activity.

Stay his COMPANION, HIS FRIENDLY FRIEND AND HIS CHEERLEADER!

It is better to find a babysitter for your children than your husband find a babysitter for him.

Note: Make two copies of the following list of activities.  Have your husband put a star (*) on the ones he would enjoy doing or put a (+) by the ones he might enjoy.  You do the same on your copy.  Match them up and start having fun together.  Let him know you are doing this so you can have fun with him.

Watch for the smile on his face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ACTIVITY                                                          ACTIVITY

ACTING                                                       FLYING (AS PILOT)

AEROBIC EXERCISE                                FLYING (AS PASSENGER)

AMUSEMENT PARKS                              FOOTBALL (WATCHING)

ANTIQUE COLLECTING                          FOOTBALL (PLAYING)

ARCHERY                                                    GARDENING

ASTRONOMY                                             GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

AUTO CUSTOMIZING                              GOLF

AUTO RACING (WATCH)                        HAM RADIO

BADMINTON                                              HANDBALL

BASEBALL (WATCHING)                        HIKING

BASEBALL (PLAYING)                             HOCKEY (WATCHING)

BASKETBALL (WATCH)                          HOCKEY (PLAYING)

BASKETBALL (PLAYING)                        HORSEBACK RIDING

BIBLE STUDY                                              HORSE SHOWS (WATCHING)

BICYCLING                                                   HORSE RACING

BOATING                                                       HORSESHOE PITCHING

BODYBUILDING                                          HOT AIR BALLOONING

BOWLING                                                      HUNTING

BOXING (WATCHING)                               ICE FISHING

BRIDGE                                                           ICE SKATING

CAMPING                                                        JOGGING

CANOEING                                                     JUDO

CHECKERS                                                     KARATE

CHESS                                                              KNITTING

CHURCH SERVICES                                      METALWORK

COIN COLLECTING                                       MODEL BUILDING

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING                    MONOPOLY

COMPUTER GAMES                                      MOUNTAIN CLIMBING

COMPUTER __________________                      MOVIES

CONCERTS (ROCK MUSIC)                         MUSEUMS

CONCERTS (CLASSICAL MUSIC)               OPERA

CONCERT (COUNTRY MUSIC)                    PAINTING

CROQUET                                                          PHOTOGRAPHY

DANCING ___________________                          PLAYS

DINING OUT                                                      POETRY

FISHING                                                              POLO (WATCHING)

ACTIVITY                                                 ACTIVITY

POOL (OR BILLIARDS)                           WEAVING

QUILTING                                                   WOODWORKING

RACQUETBALL                                         TOBOGGANING

REMODELING (HOME)                           VIDEO GAMES

ROCK COLLECTING                                 VIDEO PRODUCTION

ROLLER-SKATING                                   VIDEO MOVIES (WATCHING)

SAILING                                                       WOODWORKING

SCULPTING                                                 WRESTLING

SHOOTING (SKEET,TRAP)                     YACHTING

SHOOTING (PISTOL)

SHOPPING (CLOTHES)

SHOPPING (GROCERIES)

SHOPPING (VEHICLES)

SHOPPING (______________)

SHUFFLEBOARD

SIGHTSEEING

SINGING

SKIING (WATER)

SKIING (DOWNHILL)

SKIING (CROSS-COUNTRY)

SKIN DIVING (SNORKELING)

SKYDIVING

SNOWMOBILING

SOFTBALL (WATCHING)

SOFTBALL (PLAYING)

SPEARFISHING

STAMP COLLECTING

SURFING

SWIMMING

TABLE TENNIS

TAXIDERMY

TELEVISION

TENNIS

NOTE:  Daily there is a new post to help your marriage be a success.

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3 Responses to “RECREATIONAL COMPANIONSHIP FOR MARRIEDS”

  1. L. Lopez April 5, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    I love this post…I know we can forget to show our spouses how much we want to spend time with them. I know my husband and I will agree to do things seperately because we can cover more ground but when it comes to recreation that’s different. Thankfully my husband and I both love to sing, he likes country and I like contemporary christian. Part of the fun is finding songs that we can sing together. We’ve done several duets and we really enjoy it. I know he really likes it when he can teach me something too…;)

    • nancysalazar April 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

      Hi L.Lopez! Thanks for your great comment! I love hearing how you sing together. My poor husband would not sing with me ever. My voice is beyond terrible. I can’t hold a note. I’m still trying to find out what my gift is. lol!!

      • L.Lopez April 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

        There are too many to list…

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