Rick Rose, one of the men in our church, sent this to me after one of the frequent storms in this part of God’s Earth.
“We had a power outage last week and my PC, TV and games console all shut down immediately. It was raining so I couldn't play golf or go fishing, so I talked to my wife for a few hours. She seems like a nice person.”
Marriage experts, many of whom are single, seem to argue about the primary cause of marital break-ups. The two top contenders are finances and communication. I lean toward communication as the number one culprit.
Communication is a much larger science than mere talking or giving speeches. True communication involves knowing how to permit the other to communicate via a facial expression, even a quivering lower lip. Each communicates a different mood without uttering a word.
Joyce, known as The Great Blonde, has a look with a slightly raised eyebrow, and fire threatening to leap out of her eyes that would freeze a rattlesnake in mid-strike. I have never had the nerve to challenge that look.
Reading faces and eyes is a good art and will prevent a lot of hurt feelings. Learning to read body language also helps. If you open the door and your wife’s standing there with a look of rage holding a rolling pin, you will not have a good evening.
Colossians 3:19, “Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.”
Copyright © 2013 Larry Lilly