I’m convinced that the key to relationships has to be a healthy dose of selflessness. You won’t get anywhere looking out for number one.
Relationships & marriage are supposed to be a picture of how Christ loves His church. In this way, Jesus, while being perfect & innocent, sacrificed Himself on our behalf. This is the love He wants us to enter into; one that follows 1 Corinthians 13. One that is selfless, sacrificing, pure, unconditional, true, confident, forgiving, and holy.
Fortunately for us, Jesus loves to show us how to love. He loves to lead & guide & perfect us as we, in faith, let Him. It’s not about you, it’s not about me, it’s all about Jesus. How different could our relationships be when we’re focused on following Jesus’ example of selflessness, service, & sacrifice?