As a pastor, I really enjoy walking alongside couples as they transition from engagement to marriage. Recently, I shared something with a couple who is working through a few challenges. I thought I’d post it here in case it might encourage others too:
[Speaking to their issue] …marriage is full of junk like this. If it’s not quality time, it’s sexual frequency, differences on how to spend money, communication problems, or family issues. Having a great marriage is not the absence of problems. It’s having a rock solid commitment to work things out, even when you don’t want to.
Nothing profound here – just a good reminder. Everybody has problems, but in marriage, work, or any other thing we do, the process of working through these problems is what makes our relationships healthy.