Wives have to learn how to be their husbandsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ friends. Titus 2:4 Ã¢â‚¬Å“then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children.Ã¢â‚¬Â The context shows that the kind of love in view is an art to be learned. It is understandable when we realise that the word used here for love is friendship love not unconditional love.
The keys to friendship are companionship, shared interests and communication. Couples need to make an effort to keep spiritual, emotional and mental closeness, to sustain effective communication and thereby to build friendship, especially during the early years of marriage.
The tendency of married couples to drift apart with the arrival of children is very great. Often times the husband focuses on climbing the corporate ladder while the wife gets buried deeper and deeper into household chores and raising kids. The situation is worse with a wife who also works on building her career.
The competitive spirit may cause them to drift apart. Instead of being friends they become rivals. To become friend here are a few suggestions:
Overcome the natural tendency to stay at home and take care of the kids, cook the meals etc. true these are part of the marriage obligations, however within limits make ever effort to accompany your husband whenever possible. He needs your recreational companionship.