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Before we know it, we’ve drifted so far apart that the person we share our bed with no longer shares our life.“The pursuit of marriage needs to be intentional,” Goetz said, “because if you default to the values of our culture, you’ll pursue the sprawling house, the great body, the accomplished kids.
But you’ll let your marriage drift.”Goetz said that passivity—not taking initiative in marriage—is a spiritual issue. When I’m pursuing other interests and not actively pursuing my spouse’s interests, I’m putting my needs first.“That’s a spiritually dangerous and crippling place to be,” Goetz said.