Do you remember the old saying, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions?” Well, so is the road to relationship failure.
As a leader, I often hear people say that they will do this or that but they often do not follow through. In marriages I hear wives say, “Well, he promised.” And his response is, “I never really promised, but I intended to do it.”
When I was a kid my dad would tell me that he was going to take me out to have some fun. He loved me and really wanted to spend time with me. I believe it was his honest intention to do so, however, inevitability something work-related would come up and too often he didn’t do it. I would sit looking hopefully out the window until my mom made me go to bed with me protesting, “No Mom, he will be here any minute.” Over time I stopped looking. (more…)