My man and I have been working through some issues lately. I guess it would be more accurate to say that I have been working through issues, and my husband is plodding through them with me. I have a love hate relationship with seasons like these: seasons where everything seems to be hard, and emotions are raw. I hate these seasons for obvious reasons. They are hard. I love them because I know it will end; and when it does, it will produce something good. When my darling husband and I throw down and really battle through the tough spots, ultimately, our marriage is refreshed and made stronger. It is strengthened, rather than destroyed, because we have committed to stay and fight.
My marriage has faced some dark days. There have been some hard battles fought here, and I believe that it is because of them, rather than in spite of them, that my husband and I are so deeply in love.
If you are in one of those tough seasons, I encourage you to fight for your beloved. Don't let issues go unresolved or hurts fester. Battle through them. Don't accept a luke-warm marriage. Fight for a great one! It is worth it.