How many pictures do you have like this...two people smiling shoulder to shoulder for the camera? If you're anything like us I'm imagining you have a ton! And don't get me wrong, it's not a bad pose for a picture. But, how does this stance work for a marriage? My husband challenged me/us with a message he listened to last week. Mark and Grace Driscoll have this to say about marriage:
A shoulder-to-shoulder marriage is one in which the couple works together on tasks and projects, such as keeping the home, raising the kids, growing the business, and serving the church.
A face-to-face marriage is one in which, in addition to the shoulder-to-shoulder work, the couple gets a lot of face-to-face time for conversation, friendship, and intimacy.
Hmm, anyone else feeling like it's easy to get caught up in life's demands for a shoulder-to-shoulder marriage? I mean, with everything else going on isn't that daily conversation with your spouse usually the easiest thing to cut out? My challenge to you, spend some time FACE-TO-FACE! I guarantee that it'll be worth it...
to everyone in your family!