6 Feb


The reality of disappointment surprises most couples.  In the flush of new love, most think their relationship will be different.  They believe their love will stay strong and fresh despite all odds.

Love is demanding, however, and once the honeymoon ends, young husbands and wives usually start seeing defects in their mates that they hadn’t noticed before.  The result?  Disappointment.

They end up feeling like King Hiram, who eagerly visited some cities that a friend had given to him–but once there, “they did not please him.  So he said, “What kind of cities are these which you have given me, my brother?”  And he called them the land of Cabul (which in Hebrew sounds like, “Good-for-nothing’)” (1KIngs 9:12,13)

As the experience of disappointed love becomes a daily lifestyle, couples fight, retreat to separate corners, and walk on eggshells.  “When I got married,” someone once said, “I was looking for the ideal.  But it soon became an ordeal.  Now I want a new deal.”

God is waiting to give you understanding, compassion, and His love for your mate.  He wants you to see that you can’t iron out the wrinkles on your own.  Only He can provide the kind of love you are looking for.

NOTE:  This article came from the book “Family Life and Marriage Bible” by Dennis and Barbara Rainey.

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