Marriage is hard. Really, really hard. If you're reading or hearing you things telling you how wonderfully amazing it is, you're only getting half the story.
The other part of that story is that sometimes your spouse isn't lovable. Sometimes you aren't lovable.
Sometimes he's only giving 25% and you're giving 75%. Other days, he may give 90%, while you give 10%.
Sometimes (most of the time) he forgets to put a bag back in the can when he takes the trash out.
Sometimes everything he says and does makes you want to drive a fork in your eye.
But what I've found is that, if I'm intentional about loving him, no matter what the day has brought, those bad things aren't quite as bad...and the good things are infinitely better.
He's my best friend. He's been with me through some of the toughest, most horrific things in my life. He loves me more today, even after seeing the bad, than he did the day we were married.
And that? Is worth being intentional about. That is worth working for.
This post is part of the 31 Days of Intention series. You can see other posts in this series here.