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When A Relationship Feels Like A Mountain To Climb

Couple Sitting Side By Side At The Top Of A Mountain While Looking At A Beautiful Scenery

Written by Haven Simnit

Recently I got into a relationship.

He is the most amazing guy in the world and I love him. The way he has changed my life is crazy. Some sermons and advice apply to me now that I can take to heart and use.

Our relationship presents a new set of mountains to climb.

He has a rough history and mine isn’t anywhere near perfect either which causes us to have to work through pride and trust issues. Being around him makes me happier than anything else in the world but we are both strong and stubborn people. We both think we’re right, we both want to prove it, and neither of us like being corrected.

Working through our issues won’t be anywhere near easy, but it will be worth it.

The amount of love and respect I have for him overcomes many of my frustrations which can sometimes be a good thing. It also makes it a lot harder to confront him when something’s bothering me.

How do you tell someone you take so much pride in that their pride is a problem? Or what’s an easy way to work through trust issues?

There isn’t an easy answer or a magical fix to these problems. But I know that learning how to work them out will be beneficial for so many reasons. It is really easy to focus on the exciting things in a relationship and often when we see red flags we don’t want to see we pretend like they don’t exist.

Praying about these things is the singular most important step.

No wound or scar can heal fully if Christ isn’t surrounding it. So when you have those tough conversations and you have to fight to work something out, just remember to do it with God. This will allow you to learn, grow, and avoid making the same mistakes over and over again.

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