Relationships are built like a sculptor carves a statue… if you keep chiseling in search of perfection, a leg will fall off.

If you picture this in your mind, it’s sort of humorous. Wouldn’t it be funny to actually watch a sculptor repeatedly tap and tap, seeking perfection, and then a leg falls off? Well, perhaps it wouldn’t be that funny, given the time and effort the sculptor has invested to make something he/she can be proud of.

Yet, most of us do this… A lot… We tend to quickly judge someone else’s faults. To make matters worse, that person is often someone we love – someone that’s very close to us – like a spouse or “significant other”.

Expecting perfection from anyone is a losing proposition. That’s because it will never happen.

Like a house built on sand, a relationship fraught with constant belittling and disrespect is on the slippery road to breakup, or at the very least, a miserable existence.

Do yourself and your loved ones a favor… Be nice. Be gracious. Everyone’s body parts will be happy that you did.

Matthew 7 : 3

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?