Perseverance seems so manly. When I think of perseverance I think of some of the extremely tough athletes. People like Ben Roethlisberger, Brett Favre and about anyone who plays hockey. They are notorious for playing through pain, no matter how bad it hurts. They are focused on one thing and one thing only, playing the game in order to help their team win.
We can learn something from these athletes in regards to marriage. We should be extremely focused on our marriage. What does that mean exactly? It means never letting certain thoughts enter your brain. Thoughts such as “did I really marry the right person?” or “I don’t think I’m in love with him/her anymore” or “it would be best for everyone if we just got divorced.” Once you begin entertaining these type of thoughts, it can be a slippery slope.
Instead, concentrate on things such as “how can I better serve the person I married?” or “What can I do to speak his/her love language?” or tell your spouse “no matter what happens, I am never going to leave you.” That is extreme focus on doing what’s best for your “team”.