The meaning of “real life” changes dramatically when we understand that God’s Word is the ultimate expression of what real life is. The teachings it contains are not just good guesses at what should matter. They are principles that reflect the way things really are, the way God created life to be. His ideals and instructions are the only pathways to real blessing, and when we see people following them in obedience to the Lord, it should cause us to rejoice.
Desire to know this person [your husband or wife] even better than you do now. Make him or her your chosen field of study, and you will fill your home with the kind of riches only love can provide. “Acquire wisdom; and with all your acquiring, get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7).