Mike McKinley posted a few days back at 9Marks on how pastors serve everyone but their wives. That caught my attention. Wow. What a scary and damning reality. It made me think of a helpful article by Biola theologian Rob Lister on husbands leading their wives in regular conversation on the state of their marriage. This is by no means the solution to adultery; however, it could aid husbands in creating a strong “culture” for their marriage. Some husbands just died a quiet death; stick with me.
Here’s Rob’s intro to his piece:
…Thanks to Jiffy Lube, most of us know the drill by now: either do it yourself, or take your car in for a regular tune-up and oil change every three months or three thousand miles. Fail to maintain your vehicle in this fashion, and you run the risk of your engine locking up and stranding you on the side of the road somewhere in the middle of rush hour traffic. How odd, then, that many of us would be so committed to the routine maintenance of our vehicles, and yet so often overlook the necessity of giving similar routine attention to our marriages. Clearly, one of the main purposes of marriage is to function as a