Being an eclectic guy by nature, I am always dipping my foot in many ponds. I blog. I write and record music. I teach. I perform live with my guitar. The list goes on. As a man I tend to get “engrossed” in my passions often times neglect my wife in the process. Case in point, I’ve been in the process of combining three established blogs into one, damienriley.com . This is both frustrating and fun at the same time. It does take a lot of hours. To be more specific, importing the posts and restructuring some is not fun at all, making a new custom theme is a blast. But …
Where is my wife through all this solo adventure? Have I thought about her needs? Not really.
I think I am lucky that I have one of the most supportive wives in the world. I got a call yesterday about doing a show at a local coffee house Saturday night. That has sort of become our “date night” and lately (I know it may sound boring but it’s not) we’ve committed to attending “LifePath” classes at our church to go deeper and understand the Bible more. I told her I got the show offer and she happily allowed me to work it out to where I can go and play the show after church Saturday night. That is awesome because I really wanted to do both and she knew it. Not only that, she’s going to come down and support me through the set. Since it’s a new place it will be great to have her there.
See what I mean? A supportive wife is a treasure! Guys, we would do well to remember to support our wives back. Relationships are not always about us and the stuff we love to do. We must remember to support them. If we nurture our wives, show them affection, and foster their “solo” passions … we help to ensure the same will come to us. Your love homework: Try to show your spouse more affection this week.