“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
This is a great quote to remember in marriage. You could unpack it in numerous ways. But what is on my mind tonight is when we are feeling annoyed by our spouse. Sometimes we overreact and treat them worse than we might treat a friend who annoyed us.
Maybe if we can remember this and extend to him the same grace we give our friends, then we could strengthen our relationships ... keep them safe ... and prevent needless arguments. Yes. I think GRACE is the word here. Extending grace in marriage will help us build strong friendships in marriage.