“So I was flipping : basketball, click, golf, click, fishing show, click, infomercial, click, girls dancing in bikinis on a beach—hold on a second. And I hesitated. After lingering on that channel for several seconds, with my mind wandering a bit (not to mention my eyes)…… a few minutes later, Amy came out of the bathroom. She walked over to me where I was sitting on the bed and sat down facing me. She didn’t say anything at first. ….Finally, Amy broke the silence, “why did you hesitate on that one channel?” I could hear the hurt in her voice. …I couldn’t maintain eye contact with her.
She reached out and put her hand under my chin, gently raising my head until our eyes met again. I could see that her eyes were wet, swollen with tears that hadn’t fallen yet…. Then, she asked me a question I’ll never forget for as long as I live. She asked quietly, “well, ..was it worth it?”
This is just one section of Craig Groeschel’s very enjoyable (insightful, and challenging) book, called “From this day forward”. Written with the help of his wife, Amy, they provide practical, instructional help for helping marriages not only survive, but thrive.
Considering how important a good marriage is, this book is well-worth reading.