One Moment in Time, Day 18

day 18

In the 2004 version of the movie Shall We Dance?, John, an overworked lawyer, has a wonderful wife and loving family, but he feels like something is missing. He impulsively decides to take up dancing lessons in hopes of getting to know the beautiful instructor and himself again. In the process, John falls in love with dancing, but he keeps it a secret from his wife. His wife, Beverly hires a private investigator to figure out what he’s doing. At one point in the movie, she meets with the investigator and she asks him why people get married. Her follow-up answer is so beautiful and so true of marriage:

We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things… all of it, all of the time, every day. You’re saying ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness’.”

Do you take the time to be present in your husband’s life? To know what’s going on at work? To know what’s going on with his friends? To know what he’s struggling with spiritually and where he’s growing with God? To know what he desires and what he needs? Do you take a moment every day to connect with him on a deeper level than anyone else in his life does?

Today’s Challenge: Be a witness in your husband’s life. Take the time to talk with him today. Connect with him over a special meal or a cup of coffee. Share with one another your hopes and dreams, your struggles and your triumphs, your day-to-day mundane activities, etc. If this isn’t something you do regularly, you might need to be the one to do most of the talking at first, and that’s okay. Make sure he knows you are honored to be apart of his life and you are glad that you’re on this journey together.

Bible Passage: Ecclesiastes 5:18-20; Matthew 6:34; Ephesians 5:15-16

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Share with us: How are you present in your husband’s life? 

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