I went to the video store recently to get a Christian love story my sister recommended. When I got there the movie had already been checked out. As I was praying about what to rent I saw a display of the movie “Thor.” I remembered my husband mentioned he wanted to see that movie when it was out in the theaters. So even though I didn’t particularly want to watch Thor, I rented it to surprise my husband.
I don’t watch too many secular movies. Most of what’s out there today is junk. But this movie was surprisingly clean. I don’t remember any swearing. Normally in action hero movies there’s a women dressed provocatively and there’s usually a sex scene. That wasn’t the case in this movie. The only part that was revealing was when Thor had his shirt off. And I think my husband was more impressed than I was. In fact, I think He’s worked out every day since that movie. :)
The movie also had a great message about a father’s unconditional love for his sons. It reminded me of God’s unconditional love for us. I wanted to bless my husband and I ended up blessed by that movie. Plus, it ended up being a great love story, so I got the movie I wanted after all.
I believe God blesses us when we lay down our desires and put our spouses' desires first. Jesus said that greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life (his own needs) for his friends (for others). —John 15:13
I remember going to my husband’s work Christmas party one time when a woman made a comment to me saying, “I never go to my husband’s work events. I make him go by himself.”
I may not enjoy sitting with a bunch of people I don’t know, but I go to those things to support my husband. I believe doing the things my husband wants to do helps draw him closer to me. That woman doesn’t realize she’s separating herself from her husband, and it could open the door for another woman to come in. I have seen that happen many times.
When couples repeatedly do things separate from each other it opens the door to temptations. When we are considerate with our spouses’ interests rather than being selfish with our own interests, it strengthens our bonds in our marriages and draws us closer together. Our marriages will be blessed when we put our spouses' desires first.
So husbands, watch those romance movies with your wives, go shopping with them, take walks with them, and see how it draws them closer to you. Wives, go to those football games with your husbands, be at their work events, support them, and see how your marriages will blessed!
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.