One of the great things about Country Music is it’s colorful, honest, and oftentimes in your face. I came across a song just the other day that made me stand up and listen. It’s called “My Give A Damn is Busted.” It’s a new song to me, although I discovered it’s been out for awhile. But the message is compelling and one we need to take to heart.
Here is the point of the song: Oftentimes we avoid confrontation. We avoid telling people what we want and what we really need until somewhere down the road, a switch gets thrown and we don’t care anymore.
Hey, if in your marriage you’re avoiding confronting the realities, you need to do it now, sooner than later while you still care. If you’re not having sexual intimacy, good conversation, conflict resolution; if there’s an elephant in the room – the bedroom, the living room, or any other room in your house – avoiding it simply means that one day you’re going to wake up and one of you won’t care, and what was precious and sacred will have died.
It happens in marriages. It happens between children and their parents, and between partners in business. I know you hate confrontation. Any good person does. But the sooner you deal with the conflict right before you, the unresolved expectation, or the hurt feeling while you still care, the more you’ll make sure that your give a damn is not busted.