Have you ever met a couple that started off their marriage not wanting it to work out or last? I highly doubt it. No one stands in front of the altar with the love of their life, proclaim “I do” and then immediately desires their marriage to fail. That would be ludicrous, wouldn’t it?
Every man and woman that enters into marriage together, enter it only because they believe it will last forever. They believe that happiness will remain consistent and blessings will just continually pour in.
Years later, the same couple find themselves signing divorce papers, wondering, how in the world did all this go wrong?
The answer is quite simple.
Having observed quite a handful of married couples around me — and even experiencing my own marriage — I’ve learned something very, very critical. Often times couples want to enjoy the blessings that are supposed to be experienced in marriage, but they want to reject the sacrifice that it takes to obtain those blessings. That’s too bad. It simply doesn’t work that way, nor will it ever, ever work that way.
If you want your marriage to be great, you’ve got to make sacrifices in order to make it great. Both you and your spouse do. You both have to compromise, you both might have to give up some stuff. You may need to sacrifice sleep for more prayer time. You may need to sacrifice watching TV so you can focus that time on being more engaging with your spouse. You may need to sacrifice your pride so you can see how you’re diminishing the marriage and put an end to that.
Stop expecting your marriage to be blessed when you don’t want to make sacrifices! The sooner you’re willing to sacrifice, the sooner you will see blessings pour into your marriage.
What can you sacrifice in order to better your marriage?
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