In order to express his love for his young girlfriend, a young man ordered 21 red roses for her 21st birthday. But because he was so kind to the florist, unknown to him, the florist added an additional dozen roses out of sheer kindness. Thus, the 21-year-old lady got 33 roses, along with a card that read, “One rose for every year of your beautiful life.”
That’s called poor communication.
I love the words of George Bernard Shaw: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
Celebrate your marriage. And if you are a young man, do what Solomon did. “Rejoice in the wife of your youth” (Proverbs 5:18).
Recovery Step: In marriage, it is important to do the right thing. It is also important to say the right thing. Communicate clearly. And when you give your wife some roses, count them yourself.