Saturday, July 21, 2012

men and women

We are different.  Opposites perhaps.

This morning we were at Lowe's.  I was pushing a large cart with drywall and 2X4s on it - trying to negotiate how closely I needed to stay to the sides of the aisles so that others could pass me.

Ron walked ahead reading descriptions on each sticker on the items he was considering - carefully analyzing measurements we had written on our paper and comparing them to the items in front of us.

The lady mentioned in the article is in grey!
Another couple approached, loudly discussing what else they needed to remember to purchase.  They too were pushing quite a few sheets of drywall and particle board, so had a similar load.

The lady noticed me standing next to the cart, and started laughing comparing our similar Saturday morning tasks.  She was quite loud and made some semi-rude remarks about her poor husband and laughed as if she had just told the funniest joke in the world!  I smiled, but tried not to encourage her assault.

As she walked away laughing, she looked back at me and said, "you know it's a shame really,  I'll never get out of him - what I've put in him!  No where close!"

With that she turned and continued to follow her husband, a man I suddenly felt great compassion for!

God intended for most of us to marry, others He decided He kept single because He needed to use their singleness.  He intended marriage to be between one woman and one man, so why does it seem in so many cases we are so oddly paired?  I can easily name the couples I consider great Godly matches, compatible and committed.  I can name them easily because I don't know that many.  THAT is sad.

We are opposites (it sometimes appears) because we need to complete and support one another.  We each bring something unique to the table.  We need one another and we need to strive to live in a way that honors one another.

We need to live in a way that realizes that God created our spouse, instead of acting as if men are from Mars and women are from Venus...

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