Men and women can be very different, so it is important that we try to see each others point of view and to take the time to do what is pleasing for our spouse. For example, in general men don’t like to shop, but women usually do. If my husband needs a pair of shoes, he goes straight to the usual shoe shop, buys his shoes and comes home. On the other hand, I go to every shoe shop in town, spending the whole day browsing, then go back to the first shop and buy the pair I’d seen that morning.
So how can we possibly go shopping together without my husband getting fed up, or me ending up feeling rushed?
Each of us needs to give a little grace to the other. Consider one another and compromise.
Why not take time out and go for a coffee? Take every opportunity to spend quality time together.
This gives ‘him’ a break from the shops, and also gives ‘her’ a chance to ponder which shoes she likes best!
Communication is important, so it is good to make time to fit this into our busy lifestyles.
Remember it’s the little foxes that can spoil the vine!
Song of Solomon 2:15
Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
Don’t allow the little things to build up and destroy your relationship.