Work It, Baby

I have recently become a runner. It started with three kilometres. Then five. In March I entered a ten kilometre fun run. A few weeks ago I completed my first half marathon.

I run roughly three times a week, pushing my body to the limit, returning from a run in a ball of sweat. It’s hard. But it’s not drudgery. I exert a lot of energy but I love it. It invigorates me, recharges my batteries.

Dating is work. Arranging dates, text messages, phone calls. Add to that the energy of being charming. Proposals are hard work. It takes effort to get a relationship to the point where you want to be together forever.

Some tasks don’t feel like work, but they are.

Which is why I am surprised some couples are unwilling to work on their marriages. Every relationship, whatever the stage, takes work.

Just because your marriage feels like work doesn’t mean it’s time to give up. Just because your marriage is hard work does not mean it isn’t meant to be.

No, it is meant to be and you have to work it.

Don’t shy away from working at your marriage. Spend time together, call and text each other often, share your dreams. Let your relationship invigorate and recharge your batteries.

The pay offs are worth it.

Learn more secrets to a godly marriage in my new book Together: A Journey Of Godly Marriage available on Amazon 18 November, 2016.

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Sarah Coleman is wife, mother of two boys, writer, pastor, teacher and friend. She loves Jesus with a passion and the feel of Australian sand beneath her toes.

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