I Love You, But How Do I Like You?

likeyoumainAfter my husband asked me out on our first date, we were inseparable. We couldn't get enough of each other's company. Our dating days were filled with joy, delight, anticipation, passion, and little conflict. But after we got married, into the newlywed years and beyond we started to grow familiar with each other.

We saw flaws up close and personal. We argued and nitpicked over various things. Our personality differences began to clash in opportune circumstances. Our expectations weren't always fulfilled. Sexual intimacy was a learning process and required work. We had our share of opinions and more.

A perfect marriage just wasn't reality. We were sinners living in a broken world and we quickly saw our own sin and selfishness under the microscope. We loved each other, but the truth was that at times we didn't always like each other.

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