It’s tragic, but many marriages don’t end in happiness and longevity. Rather than celebrating a fifty year anniversary, couples find themselves asking, “What happened?” as they tote the kids back and forth between homes. For many, their fairytale ending turned into a nightmare somewhere along the way.
While there are a lot of reasons why marriages fail, one of the biggest culprits is complacency. We do all the work to snag our spouse, and then once they’re ours, we put the relationship into cruise control. We stop doing all of the things we once did to win their affections. But marriage is a continuous journey of winning our spouse’s affections. Every day, every week, every month, every year … we have to keep fighting for their love.
When we start taking our spouse, our marriage, and our relationship for granted, that’s when it starts going downhill. That’s when the love and passion start dying. Just like a fire needs to continually have wood thrown on to keep its flames burning, a marriage needs to continually have romance and effort thrown in there to keep the passion and love burning bright.
That’s why I wanted to highlight the song, Remind Me by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. It captures the essence of that unending process of winning the heart of your spouse. It just may strike a chord with many of you. We need to do what we initially did to win our spouse’s heart in order to keep their heart.Check out the song, and let me know what you think.*To comment on this entry, simply click on the “no comment” link in blue just below the post (if someone has already commented, you will see a number instead of “no” in front of “comment”). Fill out the form that pops up. Your name & email are not required. Once you have entered your comment, click on the “Submit a Comment,” and it will appear once it is approved for posting.