“Having a solid, fulfilling marriage is unequivocally the most difficult accomplishment any of us will ever pull off. My husband and I are not exceptional people. We have come to understand that without being transformed into the image of Jesus, without confessing our sins, extending forgiveness, and turning to God daily, we could not continue to say, “I do.” In marriage, as in our relationship with Christ, we win through surrender. This is completely counter cultural and offends our pride. And it is potentially the only strategy that will allow our marriages to prosper. God be with us all as we yield to the heat of this holy crucible.” – Dorothy Littell Greco in The Crucible of Marriage