So, you’ve been married a long time—you love each other—you provide companionship for each other—you know the rhythms of everyday life backwards and forwards. It’s all good!
Why are these names familiar? They represent couples whose names are linked together forever because they experienced a special kind of relationship - an interdevelopmental partnership. This is a relationship in which both partners bring out the best in each other by encouraging personal development and growth.
I call it a lapse of love when either of us looks away from God temporarily in our marriage relationship. A lapse can be easily identified by a predictable result - conflict. Eventually, when we are ready to return to God’s design, The Four Spiritual Laws of Marriage help us diagnose the problem(s).