Jared Wilson hits another home run with this marriage post. Definitely worth the 5 minutes it takes to read.
It hurts a little bit. . . ., but on a day for celebrating Freedom it seems to me that many of us desire greater freedom in our marriage; Not a freedom from our spouse of course; but a freedom in our relationship, communication, intimacy, etc. . . A freedom from our own kingdom and into God's, . . . and a freedom from soul-killing silence and neglectful tyranny.
It seems alot of folks are settling for a quiet peace that is no peace.
Ironically, being "bound" to some of the things Jared hits on, actually bring "freedom" into our marriages. Making "war" with our selfishness so that some of these things happen, brings "peace" into our most important earthly relationship.
Enjoy your barbeque. . . .