The other night we were watching TV and a “Life-Alert” commercial came on. After the line, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” Ben says to me, “Mom, you should get one of those, just in case.” We all had a good laugh. Then I started thinking, what happens if we fall in our marriage? Who is going to be there to pick you up? Do you have a couple you could turn to and let them know the knitty-gritty of your relationship? Do you have a plan for when something goes wrong, when life doesn’t go as we planned? What if there is a miscarriage to deal with? The birth of a premature baby? A parent with cancer? There are so many opportunities in life to “fall” in marriage; to walk away from what you know what God designed marriage to be. You need a couple you can turn to, a couple that can point you back to God’s design for marriage, a couple who can hold you accountable when they see signs of “falls” in your marriage.
This weekend: Take some time to talk to your spouse, pray together to find a couple who will help you in your marriage like this. Talk to them and ask them if they will be your “life-alert.” Meet with them, even if its just for dinner every so often so they know your marriage and can warn you when they see signs of “falls ahead.”