Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Choose a Spouse: Matching Socks

©Millie McNabb

When my husband needs new black socks, we get rid of all the old ones, and buy a dozen matching socks so that we don’t spend needless time pairing them up after laundry day. The concept is sound, but this last batch we got, was not as well-matched as we imagined.

We got four packages of the same brand from the same rack. They seemed to be alike, but laundry day told a different story. When I put them side by side, some definitely had a brown cast to them. (I hadn’t thought to check the dye lot numbers.) Then there is the length. Who was in charge of quality control anyway? They vary by almost two inches. (How would you check for that at the store?)

Matchmaking in marriages can be like that, too. We start with the sound concept in II Corinthians 6:14. “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?” Then things start to come out in the laundry.

Watch for “Checking the Dye Lot” on my blog next week for more thoughts on that.

God bless….

Millie McNabb, founder of Christian Values Legacy, offers parenting seminars that focus on passing on your Christian values. Request your free report “Considerations for Intentionally Raising Children to Become Christian Adults” today at

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