DAY 8: BE HIS FRIEND
D.I.Y: Check up on him by calling him, texting him or skype calling him. Ask him how his day is and if he needs any help in anything.
Go point: Be a great listener. Be positive, reach out to your friend!
I love my friendship with my husband. I miss him when he is away. I love our unending chats. I love our nocturnal hours, talking and giggling hoping that we won’t wake up our little one. I love how we talk about everything under the sun. I love his sense of humor. But it calls for hard work!
Friendship is what really gets us to talk again especially when angry at each other.
Would I really want to lose our friendship? No! It matters to us. Friendship is what allows us to remain totally open and honest with each other – after all, we have each other’s backs!
You check up on your friends, go for coffee, lunch dates, hikes, round road trips with them, but the question is, do you invest in the friendship with your husband to that great extent too?
Friendship in marriage is of essence. It’s in friendships that we develop intimacy through interaction that has mutual giving.
Could you say that you are a friend to your husband? Does he consider you as a friend and a true friend indeed?
You see, we get stuck in the daily rut that causes us to see each other through our roles rather than who our spouses really are. When we do that, when we allow the mundane to suck us in, we miss the daily doses of friendship that spark up a marriage.
Isn’t friendship its own miracle? Finding another person who makes the entire lonely world seem somehow less lonely? Someone whom you draw from before going out to the crowd?
Let us go back to the basics. Let’s put friendship back on the wagon of our marriages. They are not just husbands, or fathers, leaders, ministers, C.E. Os’, managers, great farmers, astute business men, they should too, be OUR GREATEST FRIENDS, YOUR BEST FRIEND!
Get interested in his interests. Get interested in his hobbies too – even if they seem less important to you. Take the walks he has always wanted to take with you. Watch the football or rugby game he has always asked you to. Be his buddy!
Intimacy stems from a matured friendship. It will make it easier to navigate the tides of life. His wounds can be trusted. Proverbs 27:6
Check up on your friend.
VERSE OF THE DAY: Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
I am here Lord knowing that you created friendships. You Lord, calls us to be your friend. A friend is easy to converse with and talk to without fear or trepidation. Lord, I pray that our friendship will continue to blossom. That you will help me not only see my husband through his roles and responsibilities, but more so as a great human being whom you blessed me with to help me carry my hearts burdens too.
Fire our friendship Lord. Bring back our talk, our laughs, our time, and may all this bring glory and honor to you.
In Jesus name I pray.