How do you have a great marriage? That’s the million dollar question. I don’t know of any guy that proposed to his girlfriend with the lofty goal of having a mediocre life together. No, the desire is much different, but how you get there is worthy of discussion.
I’m one of those people that don’t follow the rules too well. It’s not that I don’t want to. Many times, it’s that I didn’t understand the directions in the first place. Every once in a while, though, this ends up being a blessing in disguise.
There is something unique about doing pre-marital counseling with engaged couples. As you talk with them they giggle, they blush, and they insist on holding hands throughout the entirety of the session. Conflict is far from their minds. Instead, they have visions of white picket fences, sunsets and cute puppies. Then they get married.
When I pray with my kids, I can tell their minds are somewhere else. They might have their eyes closed, but talking to God is the very last thing on their minds. I guess for us adults, some things never change.