Sometimes the grass IS greener, but only because "they" water their grass. If you have not "watered" your relationship, it WILL get burned out and eventually die. I love what Courtney from WLW said when she wrote for overcomeroutreach.com.
"To be honest, the neighbors on both sides of us literally have greener grass. They both have in ground sprinklers and spent time tending to their yards this summer.... My husband and I have laughed and said – “the only green part of our lawn is where the neighbors sprinkler has actually sprayed over onto our yard!” lol! We could have exactly what the neighbors have if we would simply water our yard and tend to it!"
Could this same principle apply in marriage? Before we jump ship or sit in discontentment, I wonder if we watered and tended to our marriages if we could have the greener marriage!
In what ways can we water and tend to our marriages?
1. Accept the fact that all marriages are flawed. “Conflicts are not a sign that you have married the wrong person.They simply affirm that you are human.” Dr. Gary Chapman
2. Make your husband second priority only to God. Flip flop your life so your marriage is not coming in dead last and you will find grass that looks burnt out start to grow green again.
3. Set aside one night a month as a date night. Spend some time just enjoying your husband. Hold hands, steal kisses, talk, and listen. Slow down and enjoy each other like you
did during the dating days!
4. Smile at your husband.
5. If your grass is looking brown in some spots tend specifically to those spots with prayer. Do not let it die!
6. Do not neglect your marriage and assume that it will grow all on its own.That’s not how it works. My brown grass is not going to turn green on its own. It needs our attention. Discipline yourself to tend to it.