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It seemed like a lose-lose situation. If Connie tried to gloss over Mike’s shortcomings, as she did for the first few years of their marriage, bitterness would build up within her. If she addressed his offenses, he would become bitter. Hoping the other spouse would change killed the joyful spirit of their marriage. Ultimately, the couple learned how God’s perspective would re-energize their marriage. Looking at Matthew 5, Mike and Connie attained a valuable, marriage-saving answer from the Lord.