The trash didn’t get taken out – again. His underwear is there on the floor – again. She was late getting ready – again. He didn’t listen – again. She made an excuse to say no – again. Should you have to put up with this?
No human being escapes all suffering. While perhaps unkind, it would have been true for me to say over the baby I delivered today, “Welcome to a lifetime of suffering, little girl.” And Jesus promised that “in this world you will have trouble.” (John 16:33) But wouldn’t it be a good idea to escape unnecessary suffering?
Knowing about God’s design for intimacy in marriage is great. But that goal can seem so impossible to approach. What about if you’re not there? (And who is?) How can you pursue intimacy with your spouse and experience more of the intimacy God designed you to have?
Every marriage will have periods of challenge, times when “till death do us part” seems beyond your ability to handle. Let’s assume you have prayed and fully considered the circumstances, and are certain that God is calling you to remain in this marriage. What then? How do you survive if you stay in a bad marriage?
Valentine’s Day is coming up next week. If you’re a wife, you may be thinking, “I hope he remembers!” If you’re a husband you may be thinking, “Oh no, AGAIN?” Or maybe you’re thinking, “I wish this day would go away. Could I have possibly married anyone less romantic?”