If my wife and I have learned one thing in our marriage by now, it is how to sin against each other. We know how to inflect our tone of voice, how to look at each other in a way that hurts, and what words to use for maximum impact. Our marriage has revealed more about us, in our sin, than even we ourselves knew.

Now, we also know how to give one another joy. We know how to make life easier and how best to serve each other. And we are still learning. To still be loved by someone who knows me for who I am is an act of sheer grace. Being one flesh is a wonderful challenge. Without the help of the Holy Spirit, I’m not sure we would still be married.

In one of our downturns, my wife and I enlisted a friend to help us diagnose our problem. It took one dinner discussing three questions to begin to dislodge the unexplainable sticking points in our relationship. Perhaps sharing the three questions will provide others with practical tools to help strengthen their marriages as it did ours. (See more)