Living the Christian life is no easy task, but then again I don’t think God created it to be. My minister at church last Sunday said that if your Christian life is easy, it is time to reexamine it. I think this goes along with what I am saying. Marriage is something that God created, and it too is not easy. If your marriage is easy, it might be time to look at it to see if you are really handling it the way God wants you too.
I am not saying that marriage is bad, nor am I saying that if your marriage is easy, that it must have problems. I am just saying that marriage and the Christian lifestyle are not easy. Marriage can be compared to the Christian life and it can be very difficult. It can be very hard to love your spouse the way he or she needs to be loved. That leads me to think about how God loves us.
Do I think that it is easy for God to love me just the way I am? If I think this, then I must be crazy. Although God has an unconditional love for us, it doesn’t mean that he likes the choices we make, or the things that we do. The fact is though that he still loves us and he is always willing to forgive our sins – no matter what. This is a principle that we can apply to marriage. God doesn’t ever give up on us and he loves us unconditionally. If we apply these same principles to marriage, I think that our marriages could be so much better.