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From my deck my neighbor’s grass looks greener than ours, but I’ve learned that everything looks better from a distance. This is also true of people especially when we are unhappy with our spouse. When we observe people from a distance they might look really good, but when we are in relationship with them, we will discover they have many imperfections. Don’t be fooled by the “green grass” that you see in the distance. You can be sure that there are weeds, dead spots and dog poop over there, but you just can’t see it yet.
I think you would agree that it would be foolish to re-sod your yard every time you get a few weeds or some dead spots or step in some dog poop. Likewise, it's foolish to get a divorce every time you face a few trials or feel like your love is dead or when you step into some stinky situations.
Many marriages have been ruined because an unhappy person compared their close-up view of their spouse to the seemingly flawless distant view of another person. I can tell you emphatically that the grass is NOT greener on the other side of the fence! If you’ll invest as much time, money, and love into your current marriage as you would invest in a new relationship, you’ll reap the rewards of a great marriage.
Ephesians 5 - 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. (NKJV)
Let’s Pray: Flawless Father, Help me see my spouse and myself through Your eyes. Help me love my spouse as You have loved me – to death. Don't allow me to be deceived by the perception of "greener grass". In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.Have a Victorious Day! Marianne