Q. How can I keep my husband interested in me when he constantly meets pretty and interesting women at work and at church?
A. A biblical purpose for your marriage will protect your relationship. If you both see your marriage as an important part of the larger church, you’ll realize that you have assignments from God, both as individuals and as a team. You must also keep in mind that God meant for each of you to have the other as an absolutely necessary helper for successful obedience and godly accomplishment. (God purposely made Adam so he would need a helper. It is God’s design that one lone Christian is almost always too weak to do the kinds of things God asks him or her to do. See Dick’s article on God-Centered Marriage for more details.)
When a marriage adopts the purpose of serving God where each other’s help is critically needed, then the husband and wife are taking the marriage as serious business. They work hard at becoming more and more helpful to each other so more can be done in the way of obedience that glorifies the God who saved them from eternal hell. They also help each other with loving ministry that glorifies the Lord.
The more each spouse completes the other for individual as well as team obedience, the less likely another person’s attractiveness will be a temptation. To go off with another person becomes akin to chopping off your arm so you can wear a prosthesis.
All the Togethers are assignments from God for a marriage as well as for other elements of the church. Also, the “Marriage Together with Jesus” cards offer a husband and wife a lot of ideas on how to get down to the wonderful adventure of giving our loving Lord what He has asked for from His church.