Accompanying your spouse to shop for clothes could be a tiring and burdensome activity for some. There are those rare men who enjoy this, so thank God if you are one of them. But if you are one, who does not detest shopping but consider as a necessary submission as part of the married life, you need to go though, is it possible to change it an enriching experience? I believe so.
Four steps to make it such an experience.
As you enter, observe, Celebrate and enjoy the creativity of God, the colours he has created, the beauty of creation, the variety of people. Celebrate the image of God, in us humans, evident through the ability to create dresses and various colours.
As your wife tries various dresses, Reflect on the imperfection we carry in our lives due to fall. Reflect on ways humans try to recapture the lost perfection by trying to create a near perfect image through external adornings and dresses. Praise God for the ability God has given to us to create this near perfect image. Praise God that there will be a day when we will no longer be nearly perfect but fully perfect internally and externally. Enjoy the near perfection of your spouse and the perfection she has in Christ.
As you move around in the shops, Thank God for opportunity God has given us to serve our spouse. Thank God for the many ways she has served you. Thank God for the shops, the people who serve us, and help us to select clothes and give their expert advise.
As the bill comes to you, use this as an opportunity to thank God for the resources he give. Also reflect on how you manage Gods resources which he has given to you. Say a prayer for many who do not have these resources.
And as you get out thank God for the opportunity he has given you to serve and pray for more such opportunities.
Try this once, you will enjoy every trip now onwards!