We are constantly teaching and equipping on why and how we can and should live our faith in our work. Most of the time, it is very work centric. However, we must constantly remind ourselves that all elements of our lives are integrated and connected.
That is especially true of our work and our marriage. If you stop and think about it, work has almost every element you can think of to damage your marriage:
- Long hours
- Pressure to deliver
- Pride from success
- Close working relationships with the opposite sex
- Heavy travel (freedom to…)
We can talk work related affairs, work as our God (really?), work to gain respect and admiration … you can fill in the blanks.
We have to be intentional about this subject. If we just let gravity happen, the world will pull us down. We have to take our marriage to work with us. And then we have to take our marriage home with us.
Let me share a great resource with you today that can help you. Michael Hyatt, Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, writes a killer blog. Read what he says about WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO PROTECT YOUR MARRIAGE?
Lord, today, give us a fresh perspective on how our work and our marriage dramatically affect each other. Challenge us to make some changes to strengthen both. Amen…