Marketplace Marriages: Oneness

Would you describe you and your spouse as “One?”  

Sometimes life can pull us in different directions, and it might not feel that way. There is a great power and benefit to living with “Oneness” in our marketplace marriages. 

Ephesians 5:31 says, ““A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.”  

Oneness Vs Busyness 

Busyness looks a lot like the word business – that’s because working puts us in a state of being busy. Janet and I each own our own business and it’s easy to be pulled in different directions with all the demands that come along with that.  We need to be intentional to prioritize “oneness” in the middle of it all.   

No matter how busy you may get, find things to do together. This will strengthen your marriage, which strengthens other areas in life. Sometimes Janet and I find oneness in doing something recreational together, we enjoy playing pickle-ball. Other times we find togetherness in ministry, perhaps leading or attending a group. Oneness has also looked like bouncing work ideas of each other. It’s amazing how valuable her perspective has been during those times.  

What is one way that you can chose oneness in your schedule this week?  Write it down and make it a priority. 


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