Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Pressure to Perform!

When was the last time you felt so much pressure in your relationship that you were about to explode. The pressure to pay bills, feed your family, put clothes on their back, please your spouse, and seek the Lord...not a pleasant feeling huh? It's hard, but as a man it must be done.

God made us head of the household for a reason. We must do what it takes to provide even in tough times. Men, this is nothing to be ashamed of. We all have pressures we can't understand. We need shoulders to cry on and times to release our hurt and pain.

I use to think that keeping it in was the macho thing to do. Men don't cry. We don't show emotions. We must stay hard and reserved, but that's not the case. We have to learn to to talk too. Tell your spouse what's on your mind, what pressures you deal with, and get that stuff off of your chest! It will literally kill you mentally and spiritually. When was the last time you sat down and had a heart to heart talk with your spouse? I mean some real bonding time. Well, let today be different. Open up and talk to your wife. Tell her what you deal with mentally and allow God to heal both of you where the pressure is.

God Bless each of you.

Lensey Hayes

1 comment:

unwriter said...

I totally agree!! yes, it is time to talk to the other half. But I've never believed in holding it in either. I have emotions and I'm not afraid to let them show. But then again, I'm more sensitive than many.