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Monday, April 5, 2021

Getting to Know You

By Larry Pasley

    At a marriage seminar the instructor emphasized the importance of getting to know your mate better.
    He asked the men if they knew what their wife’s favorite flower was.
    One man leaned over and asked his wife, “It’s Pillsbury isn’t it.”
    And that's when the fight started

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    Men and women definitely think differently. Most books dealing with the marriage relationship point out these different ways of looking at things. “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus,” deals with the drastic differences between men and women.
    Peter point to some of the differences between men and women and that as husbands we need to learn to understand our wives. 1 Peter 3:7 Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.
    We need to understand that God made men and women different for a reason.
    Woman was created to make man complete that means that together a husband and wife make a complete unit, “one flesh.”
    Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him."
    Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
    The differences between men and women were designed to make us more effective as a unit to raise a family. The woman is more emotional to enable her to nurture babies and small children, man is more logical to make decisions as the head of the family. Together, logic and emotion make good decisions and raise our children.
    We should appreciate the differences between men and women and celebrate those differences. We need to focus on the value of the differences and what they bring into the relationships in the family.
    May we strive to understand each other better and accept and appreciate the differences between men and women, using those differences to strengthen our families and relationships.
- Larry Pasley serves as a minister with the Jackson Street Church of Christ in Alexandria, LA. He may be contacted through the congregation's website at http://www.JacksonStAlex.com

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