Monday, December 17, 2012

Your Number One Priority

Wow! Even the secular society gets it right once in awhile.  I was reading an article in the Huffington Post by a woman that was told by a friend that her marriage ended because she spent too much time with single friends.  She also spent a lot of time with single, male friends {which I would completely discourage.}  She even took road trips with them.

Her husband liked being at home more so she reasoned she needed to have her own life.  After she divorced, her friend gave her this amazing advice ~

"Amira, your husband should always be your number one priority," she said to me. "That should be your main relationship. Even when there are children, you need to nurture the base relationship. He should do the same for you, too. Sure, there are family and friend crisis that you may have to deal with, but your focus should always be on your marriage. Always."

Now I am going to get just a little political.  During the Democratic convention, Michelle Obama said that the most important job in her life were her children.  She even called herself Mom-In-Chief.  I was sad when I heard her say this.  I would have loved her saying that Barrack was the most important person in her life.

One of Ann Romney's sons said that the universe revolved around Ann for Mitt.  She always came first in his life.  He loved his sons, but he needed his wife.  I loved hearing this!

This concept is not taught in our society or church.  When you make your husband your priority after your relationship to Jesus, everything else falls into place.  He is happy.  Your children are happy.  People around you love being with you.  In return, you are happy.

I know there are so many divorced women out there that would have been so thankful to receive this advice years earlier.  They would have spared themselves and their children so much grief.  Always make him your number one priority!  This is the way it should be.

And the Lord God said,
"It is not good that the man should be alone; 
I will make him a help meet for him."
Genesis 2:18