I love quotes – I love that someone can succinctly capture what I’m feeling in an eloquent manner. Because I blog about marriage, particularly – dealing with a troubled marriage, I look for quotes that help me focus on marriage.
I recently came across this quote:
and stands even closer on bad days.
Over the past few years of not knowing whether my marriage would even survive, this quote (or words similar to it) has come up time and again.
The struggles we’ve faced in our marriage have seemed insurmountable. To be honest, I don’t know of too many others who have faced similar issues and have survived. In fact, the world is quick to say, “biblical grounds for divorce – you’re free!”
But in those same passages, Jesus does not tell us that we have to divorce, does He? No. He gives us a way out if we need it – and I certainly understand that some people need it. (Worth noting: if you are in a relationship that is abusive, I strongly urge you to get the help you need.)
We aren’t going to get different results in our marriages, though, if we continue to act in the same manner. We have to change what we do if we want to see a different outcome. So what small things can you do now to make sure you’re standing even closer on the bad days?