1 Corinthians 13:7 says, It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Often in a marriage couples tend to take each other for granted, they become so use to everyday living that they neglect to remember how it was in the beginning of their relationship.
Is the romance still in the marriage is the question? Do you still make that same amount of time you did when you first started out? Is the patience still there or are you both to short on it? What about those conversations that you would have for hours into the wee mornings? Or have those conversations become a thing of the past?
What about lovemaking? Are you both still enjoying each other like you the very first time you made love? Or has it become a chore in which you are not doing it as much? Are you both still attractive sexually to one another? Or has that light been put out long time ago that you cannot even remember?
When it comes to marriage it is not easy it comes with its own set of problems. There is not one perfect marriage on earth, for there are no perfect people. And what couple do not have problems, there are not always easy solutions to them. Married people have all types of concerns children, careers, household, finances, and the list goes on and on.
For a moment I want all the married couples to remember the day you saw each other and when you knew you was in love. Remember how you stood there on that blessed day declaring your love for each other in front of witnesses saying that you could not live without this person in your life.
When problems arise in the marriage the first thing you both must do is go to God in prayer. He is the only one that can help you both. For He is the glue that holds a marriage together. So often when people get married, they invite everyone to join in the celebration that they forget to invite God into their marriage. Then we wonder why the marriage is falling apart.
Yes, all marriages have problems but when Christ is the center of that marriage your marriage has a much better chance of lasting then those who did not invite God in their marriage.
As an exercise moving forward think about the real reason you got married. If you got married because of love. Then that love is not dead in your marriage. What has happened to that marriage is what I call life issues. We have allowed life issues to cover up that love. It is time to uncover those issues of life that has taken priority in the marriage.
Life is going to happen there is nothing any of us can do about that, but if the husband and wife are willing to keep on loving each other you will make it. I am not saying it is going to be easy, it is going to stretch you both. For it will be your love that you have for each other that will cause you stay together. The vows you both took that day, let that same love cover your marriage. Mark 10:9 says, what therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
In closing true love never gives up 1 Corinthians 13:7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.