When a man and woman are married, there is to be what is called the “The Music of Marriage.” You have the husband, or the father, who is the leader of the band. It is the father who sets tune in the home. He is the leader of the band. Now the Music of Marriage requires that there be “Harmony in the Home,” and if there is to be harmony in the home, then husbands and wives must sing the same song, but they sing different parts. That’s what makes it harmonious, and not a mere melody, but wonderful harmony.
Now, this harmonious Music of Marriage occurs when we play the part that God has equipped us to play. So, husbands and wives are singing different parts of the same song, but hopefully they are singing in the right rhythm, so they sing it together. But, the message today is on this subject: “Disharmony in the Home” I’m really talking about tension in the home, and what can we do to deal with it. How can we have the harmonious music of marriage that God wants us to have?
As a young man I tried to learn to play the guitar, and I have dabbled trying to play the piano. I was not successful in either endeavor. I can’t seem to tap my foot to keep time and play the notes at the same time, and a metronome drives me crazy. But, playing the guitar did teach me a few things besides having sore fingertips. I learned that in order for the music coming from the guitar to sound harmonious, each of the strings have to be in tune. Now, to tune those strings you have to adjust the tension on it. If the string is not tight enough, then the music is flat and dull. But, if the string is too tight, then the music is shrill and high-pitched. But if the string is even tighter, the string will snap.
One of the major obstacles to the harmonious Music of Marriage is tension in the home caused by stress and strife. Stress is related to raising your voice, to raising your pulse, and raising your children. Listen, if you’ve got children, then you have stress just built in, and being in today’s home, the string can get mighty tight, and sometimes it can snap.
Click on the link below to hear a message on how God intends for you to deal with the stress in your home, and how you can have that harmonious Music of Marriage that God wants for your home.