On to day 30! Only 10 days left!
Frank and I are pretty different. In fact, looking back, I'm not sure how we ever got together in the first place. When we met, we were about as opposite as night and day. I was the bad one, Frank was the good one. I like water skiing, knee boarding, fishing, horseback riding, football games and generally just being outside. Frank does not like to get in any body of water that he can't see the bottom of! So, that knocked out a lot of my outdoor activities. And, even though he grew up on this farm with horses, sadly, he does not share my passion for them. But, he does let me have them and he pays for my "hobby".
But even though there are many things that make us different, there are many things we share in common. And those are the things that keep us together. Keep us united and make us one. Even though we have different interests and responsibilities, we are still a team.
I am reminded of the Trinity. Now, I am not going to even begin to pretend like I know all there is to know about the Trinity. But, what I do understand is this. That even though it has 3 parts that function in different ways and have different responsibilities, they are still united. They are still one! Each part is different, distinctive. Yet, they are one! Each one loving the other. Each one being an encouragement to the other. Wow! What a great example of what our marriages should look like.
We should view our spouse as just an extension of ourselves. Truly, a part of who we are. We did become one, after all, on our wedding day. We should rush to meet their needs. Because when we do that we are meeting our own needs. Their needs can't be separated from ours.
The dare for today says ISOLATE ONE AREA OF DIVISION IN YOUR MARRIAGE, AND LOOK ON TODAY AS AS FRESH OPPORTUNITY TO PRAY ABOUT IT. ASK THE LORD TO REVEAL ANYTHING IN YOUR OWN HEART THAT IS THREATENING ONENESS WITH YOUR SPOUSE.
I couldn't think of anything that was divisive to or in our marriage. So, since Frank was obviously aware of what I was doing, I asked him. Although he did say that he didn't know of anything that was divisive, he did mention something that is a point of disagreement. And even though I want him to be the one to see it my way, it's not worth it. I don't want it to become divisive. I don't want there to be any division between us. Nothing, NOTHING is worth that. So, I will do what Day 12 said and give in to this area of disagreement. Bring on the duct tape!