Growing up I loved the piano. The sound of it, the look of it sitting there and watching someone play it. I even had visions of my own home one day being decorating in black and white with pictures of pianos and music notes everywhere. I truly had a love for the piano. When I was eleven, my parents bought a piano for our home and I began to take lessons. I was so excited! Soon I began to learn how to read music, play scales, and finally learned to actually play songs.
Playing the piano takes a lot of practice.
Once I married and had a baby, I was learning to balance a home and family and I no longer had time to practice the piano. I no longer put an effort into this beautiful art. Because I was not putting myself into the piano, I lost the gift. I have forgotten how to play. I often will sit down at my piano and hope that everything I learned comes rushing back and I will once again be able to play without all of the hard work. But that is not how it works. To play, you must practice often. You must work hard at it. Give it time and effort.
I have heard it said that anything worth anything takes hard work.
Are you giving your marriage effort?
Marriage doesn't end at the alter or after the honeymoon. We have to continue to work at it. We have to continue to give it effort.
Are you putting all you can into your marriage? It may be time to evaluate your effort.