My Best Friend

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 6.22.18 AMI have had this passage of scripture floating around in my head,

A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.  Proverbs 18:24 (KJV)

When you’re married, your spouse should be your best friend.  You spend more of your time with them than anyone else, you share a home, meals, activities, children and intimacy with them.  I have, however, heard many wives talk about their best friend only to find out that it is NOT their husband.  As I thought about the reasons why they would give that coveted spot to someone other than their husband, I realized one such reason might be laid out for us in this passage of scripture.  How do those wives treat their husbands, do they show themselves friendly to him?  Friendships take work, they rarely just happen.  You might meet someone that you are instantly connected to, but to maintain a good friendship you have responsibility in the relationship.  Taking time to talk, engaging in activities together, celebrating wins and even walking through the losses together are vital parts of any healthy friendship.  Also, knowing their likes and dislikes, their values and encouraging their dreams are also important.  Do you do those things with your husband? If you don’t, I encourage you to start today.  Show yourself friendly, take responsibility and give your husband this place in your life. the rewards will be great for both of you.

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