One of my favorite sayings is, “God created a man to find a cave with a bear in it, drive out the bear and live in the cave”. That saying is the picture of a lifestyle and an attitude that some live by and most do not. If God really made us to do that kind of thing, why do so few really live that way? Because it is hard! Generally speaking almost every person chooses to eliminate “hard” from their life as much as is possible. The problem is that all significant occomplishments are hard, many very hard, so if “easy” is our goal we are going to be mediocre, average, and we will do nothing with our life that really matters for all eternity. Jesus said in Matthew 7:14, “the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it”. A good marriage is hard, very hard. Life was designed by God to be hard so we would grow in character and become strong.