Song of Songs 2:15
Catch for us the foxes,
the little foxes
that ruin the vineyards,
our vineyards that are in bloom.
What are your little foxes?
What are the things that keep you from being intimate? Which things distract you from your spouse? What are the things that cause strife between the two of you?
We all have little foxes in our life, that want to create division between us and our lover. Things like spending too much time at work, catering to the every need of our children, and being so busy with good causes like ministry, or volunteering that we have no time or energy left.
We need to watch for the foxes and catch them before they do too much damage. In order to have a great marriage, we must make intentional choices to put our spouse first. We need to come home early, to trust that the kids will be ok with a baby sitter, or simply say no to some commitments. Connecting takes time.
Put Into Action
- Sit down with your spouse and ask what tries to get between the two of you.
- Come up with some solutions to catch the foxes before they ruin the vineyard.
- Do something that will show your spouse you are making them a priority.