Why the 50/50 Plan Won`t Work in Marriage

Whether we realize it or not, most of our friendships operate according to a 50/50 plan: “You do your part, and I’ll do mine.” If the friendship is lopsided—if one person is giving far more effort to it than the other—the relationship probably won’t last long. Would you want to spend time with someone who doesn’t show the same interest in you?

And I suppose it’s natural to apply this 50/50 plan to a marriage. On the surface it seems to make sense:  Would you want to stay married to someone who isn’t putting the same amount of time and effort into the relationship?

The problem is that marriage is different from a friendship. When you get married, you make a vow to God that you will remain committed to each other, no matter what. And if you try to keep a relationship like that going with the 50/50 plan, it doesn’t work.

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Kathleen Notes: Marriage is both wonderful and hard work. If both give 100% (not possible in human beings but possible with God) no one feels taken advantage of. How can you make your spouse smile today?



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