*We can forget that relationships aren’t easy.* We have to remind ourselves that they require loyalty and steadfast devotion. Sometimes marriages dissolve because feelings fade. We give up on friendships when they get hard and misunderstanding. We decide our children have so severely disappointed us as adults that we let our relationships with them dwindle as well. But the command in Romans 12:10
“Be devoted to *one another* in love. Honour *one another* above yourselves”
is clear: *Don’t hang up on your relationships; hang in there instead*. (I am not speaking of hopelessly damaging and abusive relationships, of-course).