Lori and I have been leading a Bible Study in our home for the past 5 weeks and it really has been a blessing. We are doing the Fireproof study that is based on the movie Fireproof and we have 6 couples meeting with us every week. Fireproof is a couples study to help better our marriages and God has used this past weeks to better my relationship with Lori. It is so easy to let little things creep into your marriage and become a parasite, something that drains the relationship dry. Lori and I have identified parasites in our marriage that we want to work on. We want a strong and healthy relationship with each other.
It is so important in our marriages that we always look for ways to be better at what we do. It is so easy to fall into a production or a show when it comes to marriage. Most couples put on a show for everyone, that show is seldom the reality of what really happens at home. At Disney I work on the Little Mermaid Stage. Every few months we have a cleaning night. We call it ‘polishing the turd.’ (I hope that doesn’t ruin the magic for you.) The reason we say that is the stage is old, and many things are worn out. You, the guest, don’t see it because you come into the theater while the lights are all down and the effects are all working, but come into the theater when all the house lights are up and you will see a different stage. You can see pieces cut out of the wall from the old Muppet’s show that was there before Mermaid. things are dusty and worn out. We use bubble machines in there, but that bubble juice gets on everything, I mean EVERYTHING, and then dust sticks to that so everything is dusty and grimy.
You get the point. I have been praying for God to bring up the house lights in our marriages so that we can see what needs work on. Stop looking at our marriages through the show lights, that are made to cover blemishes and make things look neat, instead bring up the pure white lights that hide nothing so we can see what truely needs work on. And then, once we see the things that need work, that we would be willing to actually work on fixing those things.