I see couples around me who seem to just tolerate each other.
What does it take to get to that point where there is simple, unadulterated toleration?
Did they wake up one day and decide enough was enough, but they weren't leaving?
Did it come on gradually where the touches stopped....then the laughter died...then it was just easier to stay that way?
Ben and I see this so often as we work the marriage conferences. Not anger. Not rage. Not sadness. Not frustration. Just toleration.
God did not intend for us to be that way! He wants us to live the abundant life (not necessarily meaning monetary wealth)! He wants to provide your marriage with more you could ever imagine or hope for! He wants your marriage to be a light to others in the world! When all others fail, he wants you to show His grace and mercy through your marriage. Your marriage is one of the smallest missionary units there is!
Live it well! Toleration is not ok! Just don't tolerate it!