If I were asked to give the one key that unlocks a happy marriage, I would say, “an attitude of mutual service.” When both the husband and the wife are asking the question, “How may I serve you?” needs will be met. Now, it must be mutual. A submitting, serving wife and a tyrannical, demanding husband will never produce a happy marriage. A domineering wife and a passive husband will also fail to find marital fulfillment. The husband must learn to serve his wife “as Christ served the church.” The wife must serve her husband “as unto the Lord.” Mutual service brings mutual joy. Tennis players spend hours each week improving their serve. Shouldn’t you do the same for your marriage?
June 3, 2014