“Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.” – George Bernard Shaw
As a married couple, we need to learn to live with the differences we each bring into the relationship – backgrounds, personalities, needs, thoughts and the way we see the world. Then we have to navigate our way through work schedules, household responsibilities, and differing opinions on money, sex, friends and family. The very things that first attracted us to each other and brought spice to our relationships can often end up causing frustration and arguments.
But, we don’t just have to grin and bear it – we can learn to make our differences work for good! Consider Proverbs 27:17 – “as iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”
In what ways can this verse benefit your marriage? Is there an area of your marriage where there is a current clash of differences? How can you use this as an opportunity for growth in your individually and in your marriage?
Be Strong. Act Like Men.