Relationships are organic so they smell when they dying. Rotten things stink.
Relationships are organic... And their either, growing, stunted, declining, bearing fruit, starving, dying or rotting.
A picture of neglect... what happens when we don't value, maintain and consistently invest in real-estate or relationships.
Question for you... have you ever seen a piece of wood rust? No! Why is that? Wood can't rust... it's not possible, but it will rot.
Metals rust but wood rots... because living things don't rust, they rot away.
That's right, living things, organic things, rot and waste away and become foul in the process. And because relationships are living and organic they must be nourished and cherished so they don't rot and become foul to you and everyone involved. And if Jesus was able to resurrect a stinking dead man, like Lazarus, whose flesh had been dead and rotting for four days, He can resurrect your marriage and the stinking relationships you may have with others. Let Him reestablish the value of that relationship, and give you the grace needed to maintain it and the sweet joy to invest in what has been neglected in the past. You can complain about it or you can cherish it... but you can't do both.