Love and Marriage – goes together like a horse and carriage… well maybe more like a mule and broken cart that’s missing a wheel. You can guess between a husband and wife as to who’s the mule and who’s the busted up cart – either way, it’s not good. I’m just sayin’…
Thankfully there are really good books out there and smart people to help us, like Dr. Gary Smalley and Willard F. Harley. Harelys book “His Needs, Her Needs” and Smalley’s book “Love is a Decision” are really good reads. But seriously, you know how it goes. The wife buys the books, two that is, one for the husband and one for themselves; and then you know what happens next.
That’s right, the wife reads the book and the husband… not so much. So the wife, being good-natured, taking into account that her husband can’t read much more than the sporting stats on the television screen, takes pity and gets him the book on CD to listen to. She’s very pleased that she is loving, accommodating, and has taken her husband’s needs into consideration. Now they can read/listen to the book together, journal the questions in the back, and review each evening for an hour. It’s like “small group” for two, but instead of once a week – it’s every evening. Gosh this is gonna be great!
Um, you know how that goes right?
Before long the wife is fed up, she’s determined that her husband just doesn’t care because he’s not reading the book – nor listening to the CDs. “Small Group” time isn’t going well at all. In fact it’s an utter flop. But she’s stubborn resiliant, she’s gonna fix this thing all on her own. So she reads her book, next to her husband, in bed… tuning pages as loud as possible and uses the highlighter a lot. All while the husband naively waits in bed for the wife to finish reading, only to be met by: lights out and his wife’s back to him when she’s done reading.
Wow, did the air conditioner just kick on, because it is I-C-E-Y in the bedroom.
But never fear, there is hope. That’s where those smart guys, with great dance moves come in: Johnny and Chachi. Here they pair up their knowledge with Gary Smalley in a quick and very wise four-minute video that’s sure to save stressed marriages. Husbands, your luck is just about to change!