The Root of the Problem: Self
The problems most married people face could be summed up in one simple word: Self.
The traits of sin and selfishness, coupled with a desire to concentrate on our own needs and wants, all started here at the fall. Sin creates a false hunger, not for communion and fellowship with God, but for individuality of a destructive nature.
You might say, “Well, that’s human nature. There’s nothing we can do to change that.” But there is. God can give us a new nature to be the husbands and wives—and the mothers and fathers—we need to be.