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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ACTING FLYING (AS PILOT)
AEROBIC EXERCISE FLYING (AS PASSENGER)
AMUSEMENT PARKS FOOTBALL (WATCHING)
ANTIQUE COLLECTING FOOTBALL (PLAYING)
ASTRONOMY GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
AUTO CUSTOMIZING GOLF
AUTO RACING (WATCH) HAM RADIO
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
BOXING (WATCHING) ICE FISHING
BRIDGE ICE SKATING
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
DANCING ___________________ PLAYS
DINING OUT POETRY
FISHING POLO (WATCHING)
POOL (OR BILLIARDS) WEAVING
REMODELING (HOME) VIDEO GAMES
ROCK COLLECTING VIDEO PRODUCTION
ROLLER-SKATING VIDEO MOVIES (WATCHING)
SHOOTING (SKEET,TRAP) YACHTING
SKIN DIVING (SNORKELING)
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