The Brotherhood – Part 13

The Brotherhood of the Second Cross was established on Father’s Day 2005 where 160 men stood before their wives and children to pledge themselves to purity, self-sacrifice, loyalty, and excellence. Today, hundreds more have joined the commitment.

Today has been a good reminder.

I didn’t do any work today. Instead, I woke up in a distant city and spent the day traveling through its numerous amazing sites. Oh yeah, my wife was in the passenger seat. That’s right! A whole day doing nothing but touring with the woman who agreed to spend life with me.

Somewhere between Mount Rushmore and a field full of buffalo, I remembered that spending life together is a good way to spend life together. Do you know what I mean?

It’s easy to get so busy living life that you don’t really live it with the one you promised to. Okay, that’s an awkward sentence, but I hope you get the idea. Spending time with your wife is a great way to live.

Now I don’t want to give you the impression that I’ve been neglecting my wife.  don’t think I have been, but I spend a lot of time on the road and most of the time the passenger seat is empty. And, like you, I work a lot of hours and sometimes the evenings seem like a good time to just collapse in front of the television. I think you’d agree that just ’cause you’re in the same house doesn’t mean you’re spending time together. That’s right! Mowing the yard doesn’t count as quality time, unless she’s sitting on the mower with you!

Anyway, today was a great day.

Maybe you can’t get a whole day in a distant city, but pick a night this week to shut down everything else and just enjoy living life with the one who said she’d spend hers with you. Like me, you’ll be glad you did.

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