As my husband and I were having lunch together, the thought just came to my mind and I said to him, “We’re in sync aren’t we.” He responded, “Yes” in agreement with my observation.
Our conversation continued with me pointing out that not all couples are in sync. Why? Maybe because of selfishness or control issues—or just being out of touch with each other.
From the viewpoint of someone who is very much enjoying being in sync with her husband, I wish all couples could experience this as well. Actually, when I think about it, not only have my husband and I adapted to what is important to the other—we have also come to enjoy what the other holds dear.
My little grandson is so important to me. Spending time with him is a priority, even in the midst of our busy ministry travels. Eric’s work as a missionary is extremely important to him.
In the process of adapting to each other’s priorities, we have both fallen in love with the other’s passion.
Eric loves little Gage and is always happy for us to spend quality time with him. And I definitely value and enjoy our ministry work and mission trips.
If you’re having trouble getting in sync with your spouse, why not try showing interest in what he or she is interested in? Don’t try to compete with or control their passion, but instead, adapt to it.
Who knows, in the process, you may discover that it becomes your passion as well.
May God bless your marriage as you learn to walk in sync!
“….do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4 (NASB)