Over the last 15 years, we have come to discover that being best friends with your spouse is an art. One definition of art as found in the Oxford English Dictionary is this: a skill at doing a specified thing, typically one acquired through practice.
Yes! This hits the nail right on the head. Being a best friend to your spouse is a skill, and it only comes to pass through lots and lots of practice. And prayer. And faith. And patience. And love.
One of the ways that we have been able to remain best friends for over 15 years is a very intentional practice of loving one another. Love is something that we had to re-learn once we accepted Christ in our lives. Both of our ideas about love were conditional and very one-sided. But thankfully, in His great mercy, Christ showed both of us another way.
How do we do it?
It is really quite simple. We keep our relationship with Christ first over anything else in our lives. This includes daily prayer, reading of the scriptures, meditation on the word, praise and worship, and doing our very best to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
[Read the rest of the article at For the Family.]