How Marriage is Like Your Immune System
Our immune systems do an amazing job of protecting us from all manner of diseases and infections. However, for it to work well we have to take care of ourselves. Getting good nutrition and proper sleep makes our immune systems better. Stress, pollution, and illness all weaken our immune systems making us more prone to problems.
It occurred to me recently that our marriages are very similar. A strong marriage protects us from various relational temptations. When our marriage is weak, we’re more susceptible to the woman who compliments us or the one who comes on to us. If we’ve not been providing our marriage with what it needs to be strong and healthy, we’re asking for problems.
No doubt many of you are thinking “this is why my wife and I should have sex more often”. That is probably valid for the majority of men here. However, sex is only one part of it. You need a marriage that is strong and healthy in many ways; sex alone won’t do it.
You are exposed to things that could make you sick daily. Without a strong immune system, you’re in trouble. You are also exposed to things that could hurt your marriage daily. Without a strong marriage, you’re in trouble.