I realize through the years when problems arise in our marriage it is usually due to selfishness on one of our parts. Learning to compromise and being willing to watch out for each other's best interests are good ingredients for a happy marriage. Always remember to look at your spouse as a gift. Don't take them for granted. Find small ways to show you appreciate them.
About a year ago Scott bought a motorcycle. I called it his mid-life-crisis, but he didn't agree. He wanted so desperately for me to ride with him. He purchased a comfortable seat for me, bought me wide floor boards to rest my feet on, and many other products to make the ride as comfy as possible. Two weeks ago we rode a little over 600 miles together. He asked me when we got home if I loved riding the motorcycle. I sayed, "I don't love riding, but I love you, and so I ride." He smiled and I smiled back.
The foundation of our home has been the word of God. It sustains us, gives us renewed strength, disciplines us, and draws us closer to each other. Like our marriage, I'd love to say I've followed God's word without question, but I haven't. I am a sinner, saved by His grace, and the closer I adhere to His loving Word, the sweeter my marriage becomes.