I had this picture in my mind of what my husband the "great spiritual leader" would look like. I envisioned morning devotions with coffee and committed prayer time with one another. I figured we'd be spending much of our conversation time in deep theological discussions, all because my husband would be the "spiritual leader."
My husband however had 2 big things going against him. The first was he had never been married, he had never been the "spiritual leader" before and had zero experience in this field. The second thing going against my husband, was in the same way he had no idea how to lead, I had no idea how to follow. Oh, sure we had some idea of what leading and following should look like, but it's a completely different to know what you should do and actually make a habit out of doing it.
I hate to admit it but this became an area of frustration for us early on in our marriage and it needn't have. It probably would have helped me to know that this was normal. I figured leading would come naturally for my husband, and following would come naturally for me. HA! Oh the things life teaches us.
It's funny, as I was linking up this morning to different blogs it just seemed like I was forgetting one link-up but I just couldn't put my finger on it. Oh yeah! Mine. Better late than never I suppose : )
Will you learn along with me? Let's encourage one another.