Find The Combination To The Lock of Your Spouse’s Heart
A great analogy for two people coming into the marriage relationship is that we each are like a flower bud. It is our job to nourish and encourage that flower to slowly open, or be willing to risk opening up. A closed bud is protected, where as an open flower is more vulnerable but much more beautiful. An open flower is doing what it is created to do.
One of the ways we can encourage this vulnerability in each other, is by living out Ephesians 4:29, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Our words are so powerful and after time they can either create a safe place for a spouse to open up and be themselves or they can tear down, which can also erode the trust in a relationship. We must be careful to build each other up verbally but we can also build each other by being aware of what the other needs. We touched on the fact that each gender needs love to be expressed differently. For the last two days this week we are going to look at the gender needs in more detail. Be sure to check back.
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