15 May


Beware of living independently of one another!  Sure, you’re both busy.  Sometimes, however, busy people build their lives around activities, only to find themselves, years later, all alone.  Such people are so imprisoned by selfishness and a failure to take risks, they live independently of the person whom God has sovereignly given them to share life with.

So what can you do today?  Well, how about a project for you and your mate to complete after dinner tonight?

List on a clean sheet of paper, five to ten specific ways you need your mate.  C’mon now, work at this! Don’t list any of the “vanilla” stuff—laundry, paycheck, meals, and, oyes, sex (unless that would really surprise your mate!).

Once you do that, here are two ways to express your need of your husband or wife (feel free to creatively move beyond these two suggestions).  Using your list, compose a letter expressing your need of your mate.  Or, take a long walk and use the time to share the ways you need him or her.

Above all, do it right—don’t just read your list!  A tender touch and eye-to-eye expression of this will make it more meaningful.  Hold her hand as you read your letter to her.

You really do need your mate.

NOTE:  This article is from the book Family Life and Marriage Bible by Dennis and Barbara Rainey.

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

2 Responses to “YOU NEED YOUR SPOUSE”

  1. Irene Fuentes May 16, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    I want to make a comment on yesterday’s blog, You need your spouse. One day last week my husband and I were eating at a restaurant. We were eating and talking about our day and the possibilities of tomorrow. I happened to look at the couple across from our table. I’m assuming they were husband and wife. They were an older couple probably retired.. They were sitting side by side and as they were eating, they were staring forward not saying a word to each other. I thought to myself how sad that they are not enjoying a dinner with conversation or asking each others opinion on whatever subject matter. I also, thought I want to enjoy my husband in the golden years which are not to far away. I don’t ever want to feel that I don’t need my husband anymore. I keep praying to the Lord that I don’t turn into cantankerous old woman. Thank you Lord for my husband.

  2. nancysalazar May 16, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

    Hi! Thanks so much Irene for your awesome comment! You are so right! Accolades to you for your excellent attitude and for putting your marriage first. God promises us “double for our trouble!”

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