It’s human nature that whatever a person’s environment happens to be, he or she becomes accustomed to it in a surprisingly short time. If you were left a million dollars you would become accustomed to wealth quickly. We are told that a person in prison soon finds life routine and takes confinement for granted.
The same thing happens in many marriages. It is a natural kind of thing and the unwary don’t guard against it. They forget to remind themselves that when they married their mates, they were their entire world. But as the months and years go by, they begin to take each other for granted.
Taking one another for granted is one of the greatest mistakes a couple can make – letting the luster fade from the one person on earth from whom it should never fade. It is so easy to develop a reluctance to tell each other how great he or she is and how much they are loved and admired.
One writer said that many married couples are ignorant. They haven’t got enough brains to keep the best thing in their lives alive. They shut off the supply of nourishment to the most important plant on earth.
To pay attention to the needs of our marriages on a daily basis could keep them as bright as the northern star. With proper care a marriage can live in rich abundance for a lifetime.
– David Johnson