I know people who receive their monthly salaries in time and lie to their own spouses that they haven't been paid for that month. I know many people who are living with HIV today but have decided to hide it from their own spouses. What am I trying to share this week?
There is a need for a man and his wife to be open to each other, no hide-and-seek games if the home is to be sustained well. There should be no occasion to hide something for one another. That is indeed not a fair game.
In the book of Genesis 2:25 the Bible says that "And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed". The word "naked" in the verse read simply means 'openness' to one another. If the couple is open to each other, they will then not know shame and their home will be sustained. Why hide things from each other when you are one body?
I know of a woman who when she was trying to remove dirty clothes from a washing basket found a lot of money that the husband hid in the pocket of a trousers. When she was telling me her story, I couldn't believe my ears. So there are men out there still doing this kind of game in their homes.
Husband, tell you what? If your wife does not know your income as a husband, she may be expecting too much from you, which may cause instability in your home. Next time you are telling her that you do not have the money, whilst telling the truth, you will be surprised that she may not believe you. She will think that it's one of your dirty games that you continue to play.
All I am sharing is that there is no need to hide anything from your spouse. By this I mean about yourself, finances, plans, future, health or anything in life. This makes life interesting and exciting for both of you as husband and wife. Always live together as one just like God created you as husband and wife in that Garden of Eden.