Dear Couples…

Don’t set yourself up for disappointment; 2 imperfect people can never have a perfect marriage.

God uses the imperfections in each of us to constantly remind us that the true source of joy and satisfaction is not in our spouses but only in Him.

At the same time, it’s not our job to inform our spouses about every blunder we find in every situation.  When we find fault in something our spouse has done, we are usually adding a negative element to our relationships.

The dominant response to consistent criticism will ultimately cause the other person’s personality to close up and go silent.  There needs to be twice as much affirmation as criticism.  At LEAST!

Jennifer and I are very different.  But “imperfect Marcus” gets to celebrate with “imperfect Jennifer” our common love for the “perfect Christ.”

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