Tuesday, February 22, 2011
If Marriage Was More Like Playing a Video Game...
...my husband would face one specific problem which required his expertise to solve. (No video game requires men to "just listen without trying to fix anything"!)
...my husband would see clear goals which, with effort, he could attain. (No video game expects men to "just know without being told"!)
...my husband would receive copious ongoing feedback regarding his progress. (No video game gives a man the silent treatment for months and then explodes out of the blue!)
...my husband would be part of a mentoring community, giving and receiving tips and hints, such as special "hack" codes. (No video game expects a man to figure everything out all out on his own!)
...my husband would find the cost of failure low and the rewards of exploration high. (No video game nags a man until he feels like he'll never get it right.)
So...how could marriage become even a bit more like playing a video game?
(For more thoughts on marriage, check out Chrysalis: A weblog for thinking Christian Moms.)