7 Day Relationship Challenge- 7
Here are 7 of the top Christian principles can help your marriage or dating relationship.
7. Accept the Things that Won’t Change About Him/Her and Respond Accordingly
Signs of maturity are awareness and acceptance. Denial is always the foundation for a slow and painful relationship death. Look, I know it’s hard, but sometimes you just need to accept how people are. We can hope for change, we can even try to help someone change, but after awhile all you are going to do is ruin the relationship even more if you try to force someone to act a certain way that you want.
If someone you love and are in relationship has something about them that you wish would change but it just isn’t, you have to have awareness on when to stop pushing and just accept that part about him or her for right now. Plus, sometimes people refuse to change even more when we try to force them to. We only have control over ourselves. Therefore, if someone is not changing, you have to accept it and respond accordingly. If you are married, you will just need to learn to deal with your spouse’s flaws in your own way through the grace of God.
If you are in a dating relationship with this person, perhaps this means you need to end the relationship. Or perhaps you just need to let it go and accept that their negative character trait is just something you will need to overcome yourself whenever it comes up.
Christian relationship advice: Be mature enough to know what is and is not going to change in the relationship and take responsibility for the only thing you truly have control over – yourself.