On November 11th we are having our first ever Marriage Retreat. I know, I know — on the surface some may want to stop reading now, but hang with me. In most churches for years the way these things go is that a wife sheepishly brings a brochure and puts it near the remote control or on top of something we’re reading – hoping that we might be interested. So let me propose an alternative: what if we, men, took the lead on this one? What if we came with the idea? What if we said, “our relationship matters to me and I want to call us to figure out a way to attend.” Sure there may be some conversations on the retreat, sure there may be some talk about God’s idea of marriage, but I think you’ll also laugh, I think you might actually have a good time. And ya know beyond that — you will send a message to your wife that she matters and that your relationship matters, matters enough that you’d invest 24 hours in it.
Let’s not wait for our wives to lead on this one — step up — take the initiative and lead — this world needs men who are willing to stand up for what matters most and it starts at home. Will you join me? Let’s do this.