“It’s her fault.”
Not so fast. Every marriage boasts two sinners. Maybe one’s the primary cause, but both sin so both contribute to problems. You can’t fix the other sinner but you can work on one all by yourself. Even just one person’s efforts can enrich almost any marriage.
Kathleen and Thomas Hart write, Sometimes what is hard to take in the first years of marriage is not what we find out about our partner, but what we find out about ourselves. Amen. Or in the third decade.
I suspect that as American society grows more and more impatient with Christians, our numbers will shrink as the anemic, the pretenders, the cowardly, the “can’t we all just get along?” crowd vanishes. I suspect that what’s left will have more muscle, and become more effective. And suffer. For …to this you have been called. (1 Peter 2:21).
Some years ago I wrote this poem about human pride and its lifelong attempt to assert its own glory.