A bird that never flies is never seen, nor heard. The same applies to an individual who never leaves the nest of complacency for the world of wonder.
The “Wish I Had’s” will be of little comfort when the days turn into weeks and the weeks into years and we look into the rear view mirror of life only to have regrets for the things we did not attempt. Encourage your spouse to become all God created him or her to be by helping them spread their wings and take flight.
After 41 years of marriage I encouraged Becky to go back to college and finish her degree, which she started all those years ago. Not only did she complete her undergraduate degree with honors, she finished at the top of her class in her Master’s studies of Christian Social Work. She has been flying ever since.
After reading together 1:27 and 1 Thess. 5:11, ask your spouse if there is something they have always wanted to attempt. Then, encourage them to spread their wings and leave the nest.
This series of devotions relating to marriage are taken from “44 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage” by evangelist and pastor Jerry Drace.