Invite Me To Be A Part of Your Relationships
The world – everyone around you – will tell you that you need to be free, to experiment, that sex and intimacy are best explored when you’re young and free of entanglements, and that relationships will just end in disaster and divorce.
These ideas are not new. They’ve been around for as long as humans have been on earth. Men and women like Herodotus (484-425), Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), Oscar Wild (1854-1900), Gloria Steinem (1934- ), and Hugh Heffner (1926- ) have documented this in their writings. The human understanding of the importance of relationships is short-sighted and usually misguided.
These ideas are not my ideas or hopes and dreams for you.
I long for you to be in a relationship with one person for the length of your time on earth.
Here’s what you need to understand about my longing for you. Life is hard. Relationships are hard too. They are much harder than you expect. They take great sacrifice. They take putting the other ahead of yourself. A good relationship requires humility and patience and love in the face of anger, hate, and even perceived betrayal.
The benefits of doing this work far outweigh all the work and sacrifice. There is nothing better than a lifelong committed relationship with another!
Marriage is the ultimate sign of being in relationship. My challenge to you is to find someone you like, respect, and with whom you could spend the rest of your life. When you find that person, marry them. Be committed to them. Invite me to be part of that relationship with you. I will help you through all the tough times that are sure to come. I will also be there to make sure the good times are even that much better!
3 for 3:
1 – Meditate: Each day this week, find a quiet spot and sit for 7 minutes and think about me and the relationships you have in your life. Think about how difficult they are to manage. Think about ways you can make them better.
2 – Invite: Invite me into your relationship and/or your marriage. I want to be part of your life and your relationships.