When considering continued education within the context of marriage, think of it like you would tending to your garden.
We must cultivate the soil of our marriage to produce a good crop.
Every season provides a different level of care to the garden. Some seasons are those of preparing the garden with rich fertilizers prior to planting seeds which produce nutrition or beauty.
Then comes a season of daily weeding, pruning, picking and continued care to maintain the garden bed.
At times we have to pull and toss what's failing or dying. The plant has done producing good fruit for the season and in order to prepare for the winter, must be pulled.
We then see a period of time where we don't need to work as hard cultivation the garden. The ground may be frozen, the weather not in our favor to stand out side with rake and shovel in hand.
This is very much like our marriages.
We must cultivate our marriages as the seasons come and go. There will be times of heavy lifting; intense education as you attend classes, read books or meet with counselors. There will be good fruit, but it takes work. And in the season of silence, where there's no apparent need to work, let's not forget to put the work into the foundation of our marriages.
About the Author
Stephanie is a stay-at-home mommy to four little blessings. Married for 16 years, Tim and Stephanie find new ways to enjoy intimate time together while raising the young family.