This will be a little bit different for a Marriage Message. But we think you’ll enjoy it and will find it helpful. We’re including a marriage tip and a few laughs.
Marriage Tip THEN Laughs
First, we will give you a Marriage Tip from the ministry of Mark Gungor Laughyourway.com, who has a great marriage ministry. Check out his web site if you can. He’s got some great stuff there. Here is his “Better Marriage Tip” for husbands:
“Gentlemen, let me have your attention! I am about to give you the single most sought after pearl of wisdom that men have craved since God made a woman out of Adam’s ribs. I’m going to tell you what a woman really wants. This is particularly significant because most women don’t even know what they want. They know they want something, but most have no idea exactly what that something is. Women sense an inner longing, an inner need. They may not know how to articulate it, but they feel it desperately.
“What a woman wants —what she is longing for in her deepest heart of hearts is simply this: she wants to be chosen. For a woman, the whole of life is like a junior high-school dance where she stands alone thinking to herself ‘I want to dance.’ But what she really means is ‘I want somebody to choose me.'”
So our question to you men is:
“Do you show your wife in big and small ways… in spoken as well as unspoken ways by how you treat her, that you choose her and that you love her?”
And the same goes for you wives. It isn’t just wives that want to feel chosen. Husbands want to know that despite the way they do this or they don’t do that, despite their faults and all you have that is tugging at you (including children), you choose them.
Look for ways to show your spouse that you choose him or her above all others. Even if you don’t think he or she deserves it because of negative things that are happening in your marriage, show your love “as unto the Lord.” Be God’s colleague in loving your spouse all year round. It might surprise you that as you do this, some marriage problems might just disappear!
A Few Laughs
And now for a laugh! There’s no argument that men and women communicate differently and often hear things differently. Here’s a great example of that concept that we found at Jokesclean.com. It’s titled To Be Six Again.
“You really have to give this guy an A+ for effort. …George was a thoughtful husband. He wanted to give his wife something special for her birthday which was coming up soon. As he sat on the edge of the bed, he watched his wife turning back and forth looking at herself in the mirror. ‘Reta,’ he said, ‘What would you like for your birthday?’ His wife continued to look at herself and said, ‘I’d like to be six again.’
“George knew just what to do. On the big day, he got up early. He made his wife a bowl of Fruit Loops (a sugared cereal). Then he took her to an amusement park where they rode all the rides. Five hours later, Reta’s stomach felt upside down and her head was reeling. Never-the-less, George took her to McDonald’s. He bought her a (children’s) Happy meal with extra fries and a chocolate shake. Next, it was a movie and popcorn, soda and her favorite candy.
“As Reta wobbled into the house that evening and flopped on the bed, George asked her, ‘Well, Dear, what was it like to be six again?’ Reta looked up at him. Her expression changed. She said, ‘I meant my dress size!'”
Here’s another joke:
But I’ll put in a disclaimer first. The examples below are generalized. We realize there are exceptions to what is cited. We get that. But don’t get hung up on specifics that are different than in your marriage. Even if you laugh because it hurts, hopefully the Bible verse will apply, “Laughter is as good medicine.” The following also comes from Jokesclean.com:
Differences Between Men and Women
If Mary, Susan, Claire and Barbara go out for lunch, they will call each other Mary, Susan, Clair and Barbara. … If John, Brad, Tony and Daniel go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Bruno, Scrappy, Peanut-Head and Godzilla.
Yes, communication between men and women can be difficult. That’s because words have different meanings for men and for women. Our Womanese dictionary will help men better understand what women mean and save a lot of heart ache.
A man has five items in his bathroom: a toothbrush, razor, shaving cream, a bar of soap, and a towel from [a favorite hotel]. … The average number of items in a woman’s bathroom is 328. The average man would not be able to identify most of them.
Women always have the last word in an argument. Anything a man adds after that is the beginning of a new argument.
Women love cats. Men say they love cats, but when women are not looking, men will kick cats.
A woman worries about the future. That is, until she gets a husband. … A man never worries about the future —until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than can be spent by his wife. … A successful woman is one who can find that man.
A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t. … A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change, and she does.
A woman will dress up when she goes shopping, empties the garbage, answers the phone, waters the plants, gets the mail and reads a book. … A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.
Men wake up looking as good as when they went to bed. … Women will somehow deteriorate during the night.
A woman knows all about her children. She knows about their best friends, romances, secret hopes and dreams, favorite foods, fears and dental appointments. … A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.
Thought for the Day:
Married men should forget their mistakes. There is no need for two people to remember the same thing.
Have a GREAT and fun Valentines Day together and beyond,
Cindy and Steve Wright
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