Read Genesis 24:61-67
“And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death” (v. 67).
It was a sort of live couple’s reality show before reality television was a fad. When I was a teen, to entertain at a party, some well-known dating couples were chosen. One member of the couple was sent out of the room, and the other person was asked questions about their missing boyfriend or girlfriend. Then the missing person was brought in to see if their significant other answered correctly.
Perhaps you and your spouse-to-be got to know each other very well while you were dating. But have you ever considered what kinds of things would keep you from cultivating your relationship after you are married?
Sometimes, life just plain gets in the way. He works nights and you work days. Kids add to the chaos, and you can hardly keep track of yourself, let alone a busy spouse.
Maybe you let a wound or misunderstanding grow and fester, but is the silent, pouty treatment really the best way to improve communication and get to know each other better?
Perhaps it is a hobby that interferes. Maybe you have trouble putting down the newspaper or your Facebook feed long enough to talk about things that matter.
It is important to watch for weeds that want to choke out our communication and companionship in marriage. (ASE)
Companionship is a blessing that should not be taken for granted.
This devotional is the Friday, May 8, 2015 entry from Opening the Word.
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