At a recent wedding, the master of ceremony gave a brief sermon. The title of his short sermon was “Nurture Your First Love”. When he started we all looked at each other wondering what this was all about and how this fit into the occasion. But as he went on, it was very clear that this was a message not only to the newlyweds but to all the married people in the audience.
When you first fall in love, everything seems so beautiful, rosy and moving in slow motion. He gave an example of how a couple in love tends to share everything. If they buy two ice creams, they both lick at the same one and
take turns; it does not bother them who eats the largest potion. A couple in love does not get tired of being together, in each other’s company. None bothers the other. But wait a couple of years down the line:
1. Sharing food becomes taboo. The wife can no longer wait for hubby to come home since by the time he
arrives everything will be stone cold. Hubby is now a workaholic who leaves the office at odd hours during the night.
2. The irritation is unbearable as his jokes suddenly become so boring and embarrassing if in the company of other people.
3. One husband spends his time with his friends at the pub. He comes home late at night and expects the wife to be cheerful and eager to please him???
4. Where there should be milk and honey- there’s sour milk and honeycombs.
5. If you want your partner to treat you like a king/queen, treat them like a queen/king.
The master of ceremonies rightly observed that men are logical while women are emotional. Thus one should not expect the other to behave otherwise.
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Mosline Farawu is a creative writer who likes to share her thoughts and observations . It is my hope that many will find healing through such writings.