You know the saying, "Marriages are made in Heaven, but they sure take a lot of maintenance on earth!"
That's the truth!
Great marriages take work and it's worth the work!
Many times people go from relationship to another seeking the perfect relationship. They can't seem to maintain relationships, bailing out whenever conflict occurs; later learning there is no perfect relationship.
There is no such thing as the perfect marriage.
Relationships and marriage are high maintenance. If you want good, healthy, relationships in your life, you need to be willing to work at it, you need the wisdom of God, and you need to understand the dynamics of relationships.
Psalm 34:12-14 is a scripture that sums up in a nutshell what it takes to have fulfilling relationships and a good marriage. It says,
"Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it."
There are three powerful truths in this verse that when applied, will greatly aid in the success of a fulfilling and happy marriage. They are:
- Control your tongue.
- Do good to each other.
- Seek peace and pursue it.