A Short, Practical Way to Invest in Your Marriage
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, March 23 2009 00:00|
John DeButts was the CEO of AT&T just prior to it’s breakup in the 1980s. At the zenith of his power, he had over 1, 000, 000 employees scattered around the world. DeButts retired. Not long after, he had a leg amputated.
He later said, “In spite of all that money, power, prestige, and influence; do you know that as I lay there in my hospital bed, not one person came to see me, called me on the phone, or dropped me a card. But there at my bedside tending to my needs day-by-day was the woman I had ignored for 30 years.”
Soon, there will only be two rocking chairs sitting side by side. Doesn’t it make sense to invest today into the woman who will be sitting next to you then?
“How?” you ask? I’ve been praying The Marriage Prayer almost every day--68 words that capture the essence of what the Bible has to say about marriage.
I don’t know if it has changed my marriage, but I know it has changed me! Recently I was in a hurry to leave for the office. I caught something out of the corner of my eye that I thought was probably a dead roach. I thought to myself, “I’m really in a hurry. I’ll just let Patsy get it.”
But a phrase from the Marriage Prayer kept popping into my mind—“I want to hear her, cherish her, and serve her; so she will love you more, and we can bring you glory.”
I tried to block it out, but it just wouldn’t leave. You know who got the dead roach, right?
You and your men can download The Marriage Prayer for free at www.themarriageprayer.org.
Yours for changed lives,