It is important to surrender all of our relationships and marriages to God so that we open the doors of opportunities for God to transform our views and the views of the other persons in whom we are in relationship with. We must determine and establish our personal values and be willing to share them with the people in our lives. By doing so it will set boundaries for yourself as well as others.
Next, we must listen to each other with care and compassion and accept each other’s position on the issues in which you disagree and if you are married, work toward a compromise that you both can live with. Finally, allow the other person to grow and mature on their own (do not force your views or opinions upon them). If you value marriage, family and friendships then make choices that will bring you closer together rather than further apart.
Remember that love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres (1 Corinthians 4-7). It is my prayer that we show more acts of love to one another in the world today. Because it is all about love.