Fully know; fully love imageWe hear all those one liner clichés. “You’re my soul mate”, “You complete me” and on and on.

Below is a link to an article written by Ryan of Fierce Marriage. Check it out.

My Wife Doesn’t Complete Me by Fierce Marriage.

God’s word tells us this in Genesis 2:18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper as his complement.” 24 This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh.

They become teammates. She is his helper. Two functions better than the one.

We read and watch videos of marriage seminars or sermons where the preacher describes the differences between men and women. Personality traits are the biggest one. Women tend to be more relational. Men tend to be more solution oriented. Women typically like to talk. Men don’t.

Each person brings different skills to the table. Combine those skills and you have a winning team. Sometimes we need to learn or build our skills. One person is stronger at something than the other. Combine them together and it’s like fitting puzzle pieces together.

We’ve heard that phrase, “Opposites attract!” She’s outgoing. He’s an introvert and shy. Commonalities between the two brought them together. They both love the same type of movies and books. They love to ride bicycles. She likes riding on the beach boardwalk. He likes riding in the solitude of the mountain trails. She loves to do accounting. He hates accounting. So, they work together on their bills. They find a common way to ride bicycles together.

I know all that is small common stuff. All this is to say that husband and wife complement each other. She is his helper in life. And vice versa. They complement each other. They make a great team.

So, you’re not a great team. You can learn to be. Fight for it. Don’t give up!