Monday, October 18, 2010

Marriage - Praying

I'm sure this will be the first of many posts on marriage.
When I first got married - I had no clue. I was not the person I am now and so there were lots of growing pains, but I wouldn't change it for the world!
However, when I first got married my husband was more spiritually aware than I. I think I resented his spirituality because he always belittled the angle I came from which was of getting things done. He used to make fun of me and called me "Martha". I found it hard to pray with someone like this about deep things - because to my mind Martha served a role, just as Mary did. And without Martha so many things would not be done. I guess the resentment came in because at that point in time there didn't seem to be an appreciation for what I/Martha was bringing to the table.
And then we had children, and it seemed like Martha's work increased exponentially.
Praying together is one of the most intimate acts of marriage and it did not come naturally to me.
All I know is as the Lord worked on me, the resentment disappeared and the gentle and kind communication increased to the point where its much easier to pray together.

1 comment:

  1. Wow thanks for sharing. I long for that intimate act. Intimacy is so important. So many don't realize that the act of praying together is intimate.


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