Which Wall is Your Ladder Leaning Against?

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We live in a busy culture–too busy at times. Let me remind you that we work to live; we ought not live to work. Spouses who spend their entire lives giving their best shot to the company often make a sad discovery as they grow older. Though they’ve reached the top of the corporate ladder, they discover it’s leaning against the wrong wall.

A successful businessman once refused to participate in a heart disease reduction program at work. “Why would I want to live longer?” he said, “I have only a banking relationship with my family.”

Choosing to make your marriage your first priority may be difficult, particularly if you’ve been committed to giving your best to your work. But we can discover a new level of joy and intimacy in marriage when we lean our ladder against the right wall–God and a fulfilling marriage and family.

And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Luke 12:15

Remember, marriage is for better, for worse, and for keeps.

About Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.

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