Remember when you were dating your spouse and you just knew that you had all things in common? You found so many similar interests; so many shared ways of doing life. Then you got married. Soon you began to discover how different you were from the one you were convinced was just like you. It was the similarities that brought you together and then, at that point, many couples are deceived into thinking that it is the dissimilarities or differences that begin to tear them apart. Actually, the opposite is true.
It is the dissimilarities that once embraced actually become your strengths. You begin to discover that your spouse is different, but in a way that adds to who you are rather than detracting from who you are. Their strength may even be your weakness while your strengths help to complete them. Two persons becoming one who are not the same or similar in all things makes for a stronger, healthier and more balanced union. My wife will often see things a bit different from how I do and I need that view, as she needs mine. Together, embracing the God-given differences, we are one powerful force.