Is your marriage high-maintenance?
My initial reaction to that question was an indignant, “of course not!”.
I definitely have Miss Piggy qualities, but Tim’s Kermit temperament keeps our relationship fairly even keel. To me, high-maintenance is demanding, troublesome, and exhausting. I certainly wouldn’t describe my marriage with those words.
But, what if high-maintenance is more universal than personalities?
Marriage is a rich and rewarding relationship, but developing a healthy marriage takes effort. Growth is not passive. I’m discovering just how important it is for both Tim and I to take an active role in making our marriage thrive. Carrying on in marriage maintenance mode will barely scratch the surface of God’s purpose for our lives together.
Developing a thriving marriage requires our attention. It takes work to keep a marriage in good condition. Isn’t that what being high-maintenance is really about?
If a high-maintenance marriage is about working hard, being intentional, and having a grace-filled attitude, then I want a high-maintenance marriage.
Please join me and a few friends as we look at a few aspects of marriage that really need to be high-maintenance. Every Monday in the month of February we will take on one of these topics.