Being married is hard because we marry humans. I think I’ve said that before. I think it a lot (even though I married one super human).
This sermon I’ve linked to is good exactly because it embraces the human condition and refuses to settle for fallen. It comes in the context of a series on growing a marriage “of unusual excellence.” The entire series is unusually excellent. And my whole church is seriously invested in it. I love that.
But this sermon in particular is great because it reminds us that even (maybe especially) when things are hard God is at work. It reminds us that marriage is sandpaper, shaping us into the image of Christ, and that we, as spouses, have the privilege and honor to partner with God in the act of making our spouses beautiful.