For Husband and Wife ( Day 17 of 18 )
JUST SHARING (from the “Couple’s Devotional Bible”)
This article’s authors: Jim and Sally Conway
Bible Passage: Acts 2:25-28
Key Verse: Acts 2:28
“You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.”
When a man enters his mid-life years, he often feels that his wife is mothering him. But instead of a mother, he wants his wife to be a “girlfriend.” By mid-life a man usually begins to concentrate more on his marriage. But in the meantime his wife has become a mother to their children, and in a sense her husband has become just one of the children.
For a woman to become a girlfriend to her husband, she needs to develop more spontaneity. It might mean assuming a younger outlook on life, or a younger approach to the relationship. She should think in terms of how a younger woman would act around her husband. She should show admiration and affirmation, and act more flirtatious.
More than anything it’s an attitude. No matter how old you are, you can always regain a more light-hearted approach to marriage. Other things in life aren’t as urgent as they seem. They can wait. It’s time to give your spouse your time and attention.
• What were some of the most enjoyable aspects of your courtship?
• How could some of those “dating” behaviors fit back into your life together today?
Additional Scripture Readings: Proverbs 5:18; Ephesians 5:33