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This may seem a little harsh, but think about that statement. Now this child probably is not thinking about this statement very deeply, but as I have reflected on it, I find that his statement is very true in my life.
I am getting married in about 3 months and I can honestly say that I love my fiancé, but I do not like him all the time, and you know what I am okay with that. If I liked him all the time, then something would be off and one of us would not be being honest with one another. If I liked him all the time, that would mean he would always be doing what I wanted, always catering to my needs, always being perfect. However, as a member of the human race, a fallen and sinful race, he is not perfect and neither am I. I do not always want things that are good for me, or do things that are correct. Moreover, often when we come across those times where we do not like each other, we recognize in ourselves or in the other person, their imperfectness. Now that sounds somewhat depressing, but in reality, it is so good!
As we prepare for marriage, we have taken the time to learn and grow with one another. We have come to understand that through out commitment to one another, a goal throughout our marriage will be to get the other person to heaven. If we were liking each other all the time, we wouldn’t be challenging each other to be better, to strive for more than we already are.
So we don’t always like each other, but we do always love each other. You do not have to like someone to love them. Take a brother, sister, or a parent as an example. They can really bother and annoy you a lot, but you love them still, despite that dislike of them at times. The same applies to romantic relationships. This is not to say that just because you do not like the person you should keep on dating them or even marry them, but this does mean that when difficult times arise and arguments come up it doesn’t mean something is terribly wrong. All relationships have rough patches, but the couples that work through them and improve are better for them. Difficult times may mean that you’re relationship is growing deeper and you should embrace those opportunities and change as necessary. On the other hand, it may mean the relationship is not meant to be, which is okay too. You can’t trick love into happening or mold people into the perfect person, but we can always change to improve ourselves, and we can always challenge people to be better. When can always love people, without liking them all the time :)