Where is the Flame?
Mary and Paul meet in school and fall in love. They leave school years later and the love between them grows stronger. They decide to get married. Regardless of how busy their schedules are, the friendship between them is intact.
Ten years later, they have three children and life is busier. They talk less and spend less time together; the passion they share wanes.
According to C.S. Lewis, “It is when we are doing things together that friendship springs up – painting, sailing ships, praying, philosophizing, and fighting shoulder to shoulder. Friends look in the same direction.”
Friendship in marriage needs to be nurtured regularly. When couples do not give attention to developing their friendship, they grow apart.
Through prayers and deliberate efforts, friendship can be restored. Seek activities you both enjoy; take out time to do things that would boost your friendship. Your marriage is worth it!
By: Chidi Akunna
Chidi Akunna is an exceptional relationship expert, a UK based solicitor with special interests in Family and Children Law. She is passionate about the challenges and opportunities facing teenagers, 21st century marriages and parenting. She runs workshops for teenagers.
She also partners with her husband in running “Romance Masterclass” – a coaching programme and “Lite the FIRE”workshop – a couples’ romance makeover intervention. Together, they write “Connected Hearts” – a leading daily devotional on spicing up marital romance, while also running Foundation for Family Affairs – a charity focused on strengthening families around the globe.