For the next couple of weeks we’re talking about Marriage Madness and I will be sharing some things that will, hopefully, help in your relationships. For example, when properly maintained, a car these days is often good for 200,000 miles.
However, it may run great for 212 miles and then it begins to chug, chug, chug. You see a red light and the “empty” gauge, but don’t get the picture. You are ready to trade it in for a new model when all it needed was some gasoline – a refill at the gas station.
In the same way, your marriage is humming along and the things are going well, but chug, chug, chug, and you say, “I need to trade this thing in on a new model.”
In reality, you need a refilling of the Holy Spirit who can help you “Submit one to another in the fear of the Lord.” A husband submitting to his wife does not abdicate his responsibility of leadership in the home, but he helps bear her burdens and sacrifices his own desires for what helps to fulfill her needs while she is doing the same for him.
Marriage is a partnership with distinctive roles. Keep your marriage well maintained and full of the Holy Spirit.