After beating Boston College in a basketball game on January 7th, UNC coach Roy Williams was asked about his team’s defense. Here was his response: “With the perimeter defense, Harrison [Barnes] had four steals, Dexter [Strickland] had three–we were active. We’ve got to get the other guys involved as well. We’ve got to get five guys moving as one. Five guys moving as one is important.”
Five guys moving as one is the key to success in basketball, and two people moving as one is the key to success in marriage.
The Bible says that a man and woman who unite in marriage become one flesh. Although they are two, unique people, they are to operate — or move — as one. Of course, this takes time as they learn one another, submit to one another, and discover how to form a good partnership. Spouses who are dedicated to being a winning team will go through the growing pains to move as one.
How are you and your mate doing in this area? How closely are the two of you moving as one?
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