Marriage works in much the same way. A marriage is made up of 2 individuals that have their own unique qualities and traits. One may be more stubborn than the other. The other may be more resourceful than the first. Regardless of what they bring, they somehow find a way to balance each other out. My husband and I recently took the Marital Type Inventory for a class assignment. I learned that I am more cognitively driven and he is more emotionally driven. We both operate using our senses, but he is probably more animated than I am. The funny thing is that at times, we switch types and take on traits of the other. Yes, we bump heads and have to work at our marriage, but the end result is always a sweet, delightful blessing.
Sometimes when you bake a cake, it doesn't turn out quite right. One side may be lumpy or you forgot to take the egg shells out. Either way, you learn from your mistakes and try again. In marriage, we try and try until we are both satisfied with the end result. We are learning to look beyond the lumps, egg shells, and annoying habits (no one is perfect) and see the beauty in God's creation. That beauty is the love we pass on to our daughters and share with others. Marriage is a combination of the best of us working to look past the worst of us.