Independence – An Enemy

1 05 2013

“Where are you going?” the new bride asked her husband. She embraced him and lifted her face, expecting a good-bye kiss.

“Look, let’s get one thing straight,” he answered. He pulled away from her and yanked open the front door. “What I do when I am away from here is none of your business!” He slammed the door and left.

Hurt, shocked, and confused, she…what would you do in such a case?

One thing I know for sure, he will be met with cold silence when he returns. Maybe she will vent first, but it’s gonna get downright chilly and very, very quiet.

Will this relationship last?

(You can close your mouth and unclench your fists now. It’s just a scenario!)

If an intimate relationship is to prosper, there are some things that are necessary; for instance, open communication is pretty high on the list; so are disclosure, honesty, and integrity.

The primary objective of marriage is unity. Not uniformity – each partner is unique – but a growing together with a desire for the well-being of the partner. When one chooses to fight for his or her independence, there are going to be problems; many problems.

Sadly, many of us run our relationship with God like this. We figure that what we do when we aren’t in church is none of His business. We don’t want Him to run our lives, tell us what to do.

It’s my life and I’ll do what I want.

Then we wonder why He seems so distant.

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10 responses

2 05 2013
Timothy Murray

If I had said what the husband in the scenario said to my wife, I probably would have come home to find all the locks on the doors changed and a tent set up for me in the front yard!

2 05 2013
lessonsbyheart

🙂

2 05 2013
Timothy Murray

And that would probably be best case scenario!

1 05 2013
vonhonnauldt

Too many couples forget that marriage is a “they” thing; ‘they shall become one flesh,” not two people each doing their own thing.

1 05 2013
lessonsbyheart

I couldn’t agree more.

1 05 2013
Kevin

I thought you were going the way of… neglecting spouse to seek God; equally damaging. But good point, it’s funny because if you attend a large church most leave God somewhere between the pew and their car. So watch out, them drivers will run you over to get to dennys before the sunday crowds lol

1 05 2013
lessonsbyheart

Church parking lots can be scary places!

1 05 2013
Kevin

LOL especially if I’m driving

1 05 2013
kip

Thank you. Interesting perspective.

1 05 2013
lessonsbyheart

You’re welcome.
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Praising Jesus!

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