I've just completed a series of Sunday teachings on marriage and family and I'm currently leading a small group that is focused on the same subject. I've been learning and been reminded of many great truths and principles that contribute to the flourishing of relationships.
Today a friend sent a link to me of a timely post by Lysa Terkeurst that I'm linking here.
Here are a few nuggets from her thoughtful blog--
1. If a spouse could meet my every need, then I'd have no need for God.
2. Instead of focusing on finding the right partner, let God work in your heart to help you become the right partner.
3. Getting married doesn't make you selfless...it makes you realize how selfish you can be.
4. Getting married doesn't make you feel loved...it makes you realize that love is more of a decision you make than a feeling you feel.
5. Getting married doesn't take away loneliness...it makes you realize that true companionship comes not when you demand it, but rather when you give it to another person.
May we continue to seek God and become the person that God designed and thereby better enjoy the relationships He has given us.