Wedded Wednesday

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wedded Wednesday is a collaboration
of married bloggers sharing their inspirations,
anecdotes, struggles and thoughts regarding
the amazing union of two separate people, as one.

Stay busy - then there's no time to argue!

Puttering in the garden and tinkering in the workshop, fixing up the house and cleaning up the yard: Any useful activity is good. And when spouses stay busy, they're content - and at least they're not getting on each other's nerves. But is all this activity ultimately worthwhile?

Some of the work we do seems endlessly repetitive and meaningless at times. Making the bed, washing the dishes {oh yes, washing, some people don't have dishwashers}, mowing the grass, cleaning clothes, dusting the house - all these make our home a peaceful, orderly place. We do them all and gain a moment's satisfaction from a job well done, but in the back of our head we know we'll face these tasks again before too long. Is it really just a waste of time?

First Corinthians 10:31 says, "Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all in the glory of God." Not only does useful activity keep us happy and out of trouble, it affords us the opportunity to honor the Lord. What we do has value to Him, because we have value to Him. And step back and see how God uses your efforts: as the years go by, you and your spouse are maintaining a clean, safe, nurturing environment for each other and perhaps for your children.

Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord.
Colossians 3:23

From the book Married for Life.


Meredith said...

This is such a good reminder--sometimes, some separate activity is so good for a marriage!

Ginger said...

this is so true. I read somewhere on someone's blog once that whenever a wife is angry with her husband she should go clean her kitchen and sing while she works before she talks to her husband and then see how she feels. I've tried it and it works.


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