Relationship is your link with your spouse and your children. Just belonging to the same family and living in the same household does not guarantee good relationships. When one gets married, bringing together two different backgrounds, values, family traditions, personalities, priorities, and many more to establish a new home and family is not easy. It is seemingly full of joys and heartaches as well. This is probably why in Deuteronomy 24:5, it says, “If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.” How we wish that would be true in our society! But it does point out that relationships do need time, effort, energy, and forging of efforts and hearts together to strengthen it.