Picture what could happen if a wife - instead of calling all her friends to complain about her husband - prayed for God to radically and outrageously bless him? What if she prayed for him to become more loving, affectionate, and sympathetic every day - even when he comes home tired, grouchy, and unreasonable? Imagine all those negatives turning into some powerful positives!
Long-lasting love doesn't happen by accident. We don't find ourselves holding hands after twenty-five years with the one that we love by pure chance. Love is deliberate, it's intentional, it's purposeful, and in the end it's worth every minute that we give of ourselves to another.