A couple came into counseling and told me this would be their last session. I listened intently as they explained why - hoping that it wasn’t because they were giving up and had decided to go their separate ways.
Fortunately, their explanation for no longer needing counseling was because they were doing so much better. (Yea!) Of course, I wanted to know what had worked for them, what had made the difference.
Their explanation was simple and profound. They said they had finally caught the vision of how important marriage really was. And, they recognized that as they looked to God, He would help them. With that vision and realization, they said they were able to make the changes they both needed to make.
Instead of looking down or even all around, they were now looking up. And that made all the difference.
Marriage, like plants, needs sunshine to grow - a power greater than itself.