I’m trying to tell you what’s on my mind without giving away too many personal details of our life right now. So, if this blog post seems vague in many ways, please forgive me. I’m not at liberty to share everything right now. When I’m able to, I’ll be shouting it from the roof tops!
However, it did make me think about the fact that many marriages in our world today lack making decisions TOGETHER. I have noticed that many women have literally criticized me to pieces because I let Del have final say on many things in my life. I don’t have to ask for permission to use the restroom, he doesn’t take his control option that far. In fact he very rarely plays his “Man of the House Card.” However, I am a firm believer that in every team there has to be a clear leader too. Too many leaders and it can lead to a team’s destruction.
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I believe that a couple should pray hard about any decisions they are going to make that will be risky adventures. A spouse should never spend large sums of money without consulting the other. I also feel that if there is a major shift in the way a family schedule is handled that the matter should be discussed together. Del and I have lived by these practices and as a result I feel we are stronger for it.
It is always beneficial to never keep anything from your spouse either. It’s refreshing to be open and honest with your spouse at all times. It also keeps the lines of communication going for all topics.
In our society today, there are many ways to earn income. They don’t all have to be outside the home anymore either. Many companies are starting to acknowledge that families long to be an active part of raising their kids. They also see a greater shift in parents wanting to home school their kids too due to how our school systems has taken a major downturn.
Sometimes as a couple you have to make major decisions together that may be like taking a HUGE leap of faith and to the outside world looks like you’re basically putting your head on a chopping block. Yet, you know God is pushing you in this direction. You know he’s going to provide everything you need. You know he’s opened up doors for you and shown you the way. It’s just a matter of taking that big leap of faith and doing it.
For as much faith as I have in God and in Del being the man of the house, I am still leery. Yet, I’m excited. I’m ready. I’m on board with the decision we’ve made as a couple. There is still time for things to go to another direction altogether, but yet I really don’t see it happening. If it doesn’t, then I sense we’ll actually be better off.
Have you ever had to make a decision based off of faith alone and known when you did it that it was going to make your life better? Please share your experiences.