First a couple of responses from last night’s blog entitled Grovelling, Slobbering Dogs. Maybe I was a bit hard on the men. Once I re-read it, I felt somewhat hypocritcal in the wee hours of the morning. I am not a good sleeper. Here are some comments.
“Hillarious blog! Makes me want to show it to every guy that’s ever cheated on their families. Haha.” That was from a female.
Now from a male who responded. “Wow! That was a tip of the speer blog! You are on a path preachers fear to tread.”
Heck, I don’t know. In hindsight, and will a little more compassion than I had last night, maybe we men are all just grovelling, slobbering dogs.
Either way, some more results from the survey.
“Married nine years. Advice? Date forever, get married, NEVER!” (By the way, they were kidding)
“Married 20 years. Biggest challenge? Dealing with life’s disappointments. Keep God, family and true friend close.”
“Married 16 years. Biggest challenge? The discipline of children or spending money.”
A few more on Thursday and then we will wrap it up.
A happy marriage. What does that mean? Is that different than a fulfilled marriage? What about an arranged marriage? is that happy or fulfilled?
I have been trying to increase my observation skills. A studier of the human element I wish to be.
I have been watching married couples interact. Some look as though they are the unhappiest people on the earth. As though they have truly been joined to the proverbial “ball and chain”. Others are looking for acknowledgement.
For example, recently I was playing in a men’s church softbal game. The game before was almost over. One of the players steps up the plate and drives the ball far out of the park. As he makes his way back to the dugout I happened to see him glance ove to where his wife and children were to see if there would be an acknoweldgement of his accomplishment. He would not have known I would have noticed it but it was a nice moment.
So no great insight, inspiration, advice or scripture.
However, we are all sojourners and those who are married, don’t give up on it, the institution of marriage is the strongest bond we have outside of our relationship with Christ.
Agree or disagree?