I was thinking the other day. Frightening, I know, but stick with me. I was thinking how many people believe lies. I guess we all have at some point. I believed a lie up until about 4 months ago and that lie was that I would never get over my food issues…that I would remain a prisoner to my sustenance. And now, that is no longer the case. I’ve been walking in freedom since December 15, 2008, and I’ve never felt better. Not only that, but I’ve met my goal and now am 25 pounds lighter. One particular lie than many have believed is the ole I’m just not in love with you anymore lie. If you haven’t heard it from your spouse, you probably know someone who has. Whether you were the recipient of those words or made attempts to comfort another because she heard them, you know how dreadful they are. And quite frankly, how ridiculous they sound. But, they don’t sound ridiculous to the person saying them. Because that person is experiencing something and they are struggling with it. Their feelings for their spouse have changed and they don’t know what to do with it. Welcome to marriage, my friend. I have never met a couple who was madly in love and all ooey-gooey every single day of their married life. Have not, sure have not. Not saying those couples aren’t out there, just saying I haven’t met them. I will say that if there is a couple who has experienced this I bet it is because they’ve worked at it. Find me a couple who is madly in love after 15, 20, 30 or even 50 years of marriage and I bet they’ll tell you that they made each other their priority over children, work, ministry, you name it. We’re in love with what we pour into. Wouldn’t you say? Marriage takes work. Life happens. Children join the family. Problems arise. The world beckons. Beautiful people cross your path and you find chemistry with them. Regardless of the circumstances that are vying for your attention, you must remain true. You must uphold your covenant. Beautiful people are everywhere. And chemistry happens. But, you must remember that a moment of sinful pleasure will cost you what you really adore. There will always be someone who catches your eye. Just make sure they don’t catch your heart.