For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Over the past few months I've taken a deeper look at relationships, life, love and what it truly means to be committed. When you are solely committed to another human being; you treasure that which is the other person's heart. If you take on a wife or a husband, God has trusted you to protect and treasure the other's person's heart. Meaning, you have to learn to nurture, feed and genuinely treasure the heart of another person. In some case this may be difficult for an immature person who is not ready to accept the challenge and responsibility.
So many times, selfishness consumes us and we forget the true purpose and intent of why God designed marriage. Some have taken a deeper look and they understand the purpose. They are building upon that knowing in the end; the journey is beautiful and worth it. At times, we forget to cultivate the heart and devalue the true treasure of what we have in front of us. I will always believe, when you treasure something; you hold it dear and refuse to let anything happen to it.
A while ago, someone asked me, how do you see marriage and this was my answer:
"Marriage is like building a quilt. You start with squares of all different sizes and maybe different shapes. Some of the patches may be lumpy and some may be smooth, but you are committed to joining them to finish a project even if they don't fit at times. In the end, although rough at times, you can sit back and marvel at the beautiful quilt (marriage) you built together."
Disclaimer: This can only work when selfishness is absent and self gratification is distant. If these two elements are present; it just doesn't work.