Song of Solomon 2:15
Catch the foxes for us,
the little foxes
that spoil the vineyards,
for our vineyards are in blossom.
Many marriages tolerate foxes.
They simply get used to them and assume them.
They get used to the discord and dysfunction and somehow survive day to day their destructive, deceptive presence.
Catch the foxes.
Don't let them live in your vineyard.
Don't tolerate their existence.
It will make life a little more uncomfortable at first if you've been allowing them to live in your lives, but it is worth it.
In the long run, your marriage will be built on honest and integrous interaction that allows both spouses to know and be known without all the rigamaroo of dancing around the issues that plague your garden.
The name of that unnecessary and deadly dance?
The foxtrot, of course!
Don't do it.
Pick off foxes as you root them out.
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