They always say “opposites attract” in relationships and a lot of time it’s true. It can be fun to be attracted to a person who is an opposite to your personality. We can’t really know a person until you live with them. So before marriage, we see the little quirks and it may seem cute and appealing, but what about after tying the knot?
Once we’re married for a couple of years, the opposite cuteness may wear off. We may find ourselves thinking, ‘What was I thinking?’ or ‘Why did we get married?’ There seems to be no common ground we think. One may be talkative and the other quiet. One may be a social butterfly and the other a private person. Those differences don’t mean we married the wrong person though. It can be a chance for growth in our marriage if we allow them.
Don’t let the opposite traits ruin the relationship, instead let them bring you closer together.
The Father can weave a beautiful pattern with our opposite traits. He longs to see us grow and become one despite our differences. It takes different personalities for our marriage to work. The Father knows this and He can grow us through each other. It’s like a balancing act. The differences can help balance out our marriage.
Let’s not allow differences to put a wedge between us, let’s allow them to grow us. Let’s work together to achieve something beautiful.
Father, thank You for all the different personalities that You’ve created. Help us to see the opposite traits as a blessing and not a curse when it comes to our marriage. We want to grow closer to You and one another. May we let the differences strengthen our marriage and each of us. We praise You for knowing all that we need and for a healthy marriage. In Jesus’ name, Amen.