16 Jan


Question #1.  Is it wise to tell my spouse that I really need him/her?

Answer #1.  Spouses that frequently and specifically verbalize their need for one another cement true partnerships.  Yet somewhere between the wedding aisle and the fifth anniversary, a thief often makes off with such mutual admissions.  How ironic that marriage, the ultimate admission of one person’s need for another, would end up being an accomplice to the thief!

Think back to those early days of romance and intrigue.  She made you laugh.  He made you feel secure and stable.  She brought warmth into a room.  His touch transformed a drab apartment into a home.  You knew you needed your mate because he or she:

*  stopped to smell the roses that you didn’t even notice were growing

*  made art and museums come alive

*  was organized and you weren’t

*  shared openly and honestly about emotions, whereas you locked up your feelings

*  listened when you really needed someone to hear you

But perhaps most importantly, you needed to feel valued and important, and here was another person who authentically admitted he or she needed to spend the rest of his or her life with you.

Recapture those days!  You can’t afford not to.

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

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