Yes, this is a post about relationships. Don’t discount it as just another cliche relationship post though. The main focus is going to be dating relationships, however it will apply to any type of relationship; romantic or otherwise.
Let’s get straight to it! When we are in a relationship we expect everything to go perfectly, whether we admit it or not. We expect more good to come from the relationship than bad (I would hope). But when a fight or some kind of disagreement takes place, we might consider ending the relationship because “it didn’t work out.”
Well of course there will be some disagreements! It blows my mind the way people expect relationships to be smooth all the time, and they are interacting with another human being, the most complex machine on the planet! No one expects to be a rock legend the first time they pick up a guitar. It takes time, patience, and persistence to learn to play, and a guitar is an inanimate object!
The main idea is this, people are very complex, and when you choose to have a relationship with someone (romantic or otherwise) there are going to be some disagreements. But don’t give up. You are dealing with someone who has a mind of their own; they have intelligence, emotions, a life story, habits, preferences, ideas, concerns, goals, and so much more. The point is even if you were in a relationship with a carbon copy of yourself, you would probably still get into disagreements and fights every once in awhile. Nobody is perfect.
The most important thing to remember is to seek God’s guidance in any relationship (or any situation) and you will know if you should weather the storm or if you should move on to the next thing God has for you.
So just seek God and use your common sense and remember that God-honoring relationships are not always going to be filled with lollipops and water lilies, but they will always be worth it.
Soli Deo gloria