Ours is a culture of rabid self-sufficiency. We tend to bestow more honor or respect upon those that are able to strike out on their own and overcome the odds. Some believe that asking for help is a sign of weakness and seeing a counselor is something that only ‘screwed-up’ people do. Well, I have a news flash for you – we’re all screwed up. We are broken people in a fallen world and there is no shame in leaning on others and seeking advice.
Scripture is quite clear on the folly of pride and self-sufficiency:
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” – Proverbs 16:18
Moreover, we are repeatedly encouraged to seek counsel and pursue wisdom. Wait a second…I thought this post was gonna be about marriage?? Yep, it is – Your marriage needs a mentor.