People often comment on the relationship my husband and I have. We’ve been married for nearly 38 years and often act like newlyweds. But not always. While there are a number of factors needed for a long-term healthy marriage, one that’s not is having two perfect people.
Let’s face it, all relationships are messy. It doesn’t matter if it’s with your spouse, your child, your parent, or your friend, you’re going to get your feelings hurt. You’ll hurt them by saying or doing the wrong thing.
Because they’re all between imperfect people, a relationship, no matter how good, won’t ever be perfect. But it can be healthy and long lasting. It begins with two good forgivers.
If you’re struggling with the imperfection of a relationship today, I encourage you to take it to the cross. Meditate on biblical verses about forgiveness. Then in the power of the Holy Spirit, soften your heart, let go of the hurt, and love them anyway.
“Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.”