I believe that one of the problems in marriages today is the lack of communication. A husband and wife should be the best of friends, they should be able to talk to each other, not in just saying I love you or "How did your day go?" but in all aspects of life. Talking to your spouse draws you closer to your spouse. Discussing situations that arise in life with the person you married is one of the best ways to let them know that you genuinely care about their feelings and thoughts.
What happens is that a husband may never even speak to his wife unless he is making a request for dinner. Likewise unless the wife needs some money she may never talk to her husband. What a way to communicate! I know that my wife doesn't only want to hear me ask her what she's cooking, she wants me to talk to her as my friend, and I want the same from her. I want to be able to discuss all things with her and in doing so draw us closer together in marriage. When a wife says to her husband, "I'd like to talk to you about something," us husbands need to respond in a more than willing way. We must make sure we give our wife the time she needs. We must make sure that we give her a listening ear and a "shoulder" to lean on if need be.
If a husband or wife is not willing to communicate where will comminication come from? Men will seek elsewhere and so will women. This means that problems will arise, disagreements will surface, and emotions will run high, but not in a good and holy manner. Take time out to talk to your spouse today. Let them know that you are there for them and that you really do care. If you've not been the husband or wife you are supposed to be then quit rebelling against the commands of Yahweh. Stop your wickedness, repent of your stubborness, and begin to do what is perfect in the sight of the Father.
Blog by Matthew Janzen. Lover of Yahweh, Yeshua, my wife and 5 children. All else is commentary.