Sometimes I just get discouraged. I try so much to encourage people to draw a line in the sand to hold onto their marriages and sometimes it doesn’t seem like I get through to them. Often times after we hold trainings and I see people and ask if they are using some of what we taught them, they will answer “no”, and then grumble about still struggling. I often wonder how often this blog is read, and hope it is helping someone. I do know of some marriages that I have been involved with helping have been turning around and that is encouraging.

Then, in real life, my marriage goes up and down and that can be discouraging also. Maybe some days I am too much of an optimist and put my hopes and expectations too high for myself or others. When I try to pare down my hopes though it is too easy just to settle for survival, and I don’t think that is what Jesus meant when He said that He came to give abundant life.

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