First friends then…
by Skip Moen, D. Phil.
I really found this article challenging, as in the need to think differently.
I don’t know how many times I have been in conversations with men abut their wives and the challenges of marriage, or me about mine. As I read this article it struck me that the vast majority of the topics really boiled down to that the two did not agree on something, and truthfully enough really rather unimportant in the larger stream of life.
As I reflected, it occurred that when discussing, then men might often disagree with positions taken on either side. The men did not walk away from each other just because they did not agree yet were encamped on sides when they did not agree with their wives. Well, it’s different wen you are married, really? Who told/taught you that?
I used to think that best friends were those outside of marriage and marriage was a different beast. I have been found short and wanting. I have been in error. Friends first, best friends, life companions.
That led to a more interesting revelation, if that was my progression, then how do I view friendship now, those who I attach myself to. I am not talking about all friendships end up as marriage partners. I mean as friendship, those we attach to ourselves, grows and how we view each other in the the context of the forever kingdom changes. (John 15:14)
In case it needs clarification, I believe that the Father and the Son are looking for those who want to live in his forever kingdom, not “get of of jail free folk”.