Time for Five-Minute Friday , hosted by Kate Motaung. The challenge is to write for five minutes on a given "theme word", posted by Kate on Thursday night...and then stop when the timer dings.
Today's word is gather.
We're also linked to The Weekend Brew.
We need gatherings in our married lives.
This may seem kind of obvious...everyone needs friends, right? But too often, the practice of gathering goes by the wayside.
We're so busy...we have our jobs and our lives, our children's lives, our social-media obligations...and we find we're declining invitations to real gatherings with real people.
And soon the invitations stop coming. Sound familiar?
And when no one comes, the invitations stop being sent, and we live in social cubicles.Connected, but walled off, separate.
It's a terrible thing, really, because these events, these gatherings are where we, as married couples, learn to operate as a team. We have to think and act as a unit, speaking for the benefit of the union, representing our union to the world.
So the next invitation you get, wherever it is, and even if it sounds duller than rock, go.
Gather in support of your marriage.
If you have a moment, please stop by at my other blog, Starting The Day With Grace.