Do you know you can actually have a PERFECT marriage? How can you do that with two imperfect people, you may ask? Well, the definition of perfect is “having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be” and “making something completely free from faults or defects, or as close to such a condition as possible”. We have complicated the meaning of perfect that people see it as absolutely impossible. The good news is that perfection is absolutely possible in your marriage as far as God is concerned. We all have our shortcomings however the beauty and uniqueness of marriage is that we can trade our weaknesses for the strengths of your spouse and vice versa. The beauty of marriage is that we help each other; we make up for the shortcomings of our spouse. The same way, I trade my weaknesses for the power of God to be made perfect in me (2 Corinthians 12:9), if I see the weaknesses of my husband as an opportunity for me to help him by using my strengths, and not nag about it, we become stronger together – we become perfect together! Marriage is one of the most rewarding experiences we would ever have in this life and it bothers me when I see couples against each other. Learn to love your spouse perfectly! God does not only want your marriage to be acceptable or just good; it should be perfect. It should be desired by others, it should be free from defects and faults, it should be an EXAMPLE! It should be strong enough to cause others to come to the knowledge and acceptance of Christ – that is a perfect marriage and that can be your reality. Don’t be satisfied with an average marriage – life is too short to do that! Receive grace from above and work on your marriage until it becomes as good as it is possible to be in God’s eyes. My prayer for you is that your mind is renewed to the point that you see the covenant of marriage through Gods eyes and not base it on the experiences and stories of others. Indeed while others may be cast down, you and your household will remain lifted. While others may have caved in under the marital challenges that come their way, the story of your family life would be one with a difference! Remember, nothing works until you work it, so get to work!