Proverbs 19:15 says, “Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger” (ESV).
Second Thessalonians 3:10 says, “If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat” (ESV).
Those Scriptures and others warn us against laziness. God expects us to work and blesses us through it.
Some of us overcorrect and swing to the other extreme. The busier the better.
If “idle hands are the devil’s workshop” then busyness is his playground. Our jobs, our churches, and our children all deserve our best, but so do our spouses. It’s easy for couples to become too focused on these important things or to be pulled in too many directions. But when they do, they become the two proverbial ships passing in the night. They wind up lonely because there’s no fellowship, no time together, no sitting and talking one on one.
On the Focus on the Family Broadcast “Connecting with Your Busy Spouse,” we’re talking with Mark and Susan Merrill, busy husband and wife, and authors of two books, one for each spouse, named “Lists to Love by for Busy Husbands” and “Lists to Love by for Busy Wives.”
They’ll share three keys to unlock the door to intimacy in your marriage. If you’re longing for something more and something better in your relationship, tune in to our program on your local radio station, online, or on our free phone app.