Endurance!  The ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stressor other
 adverse conditions; stamina:
The fact or power of enduring or bearing pain, hardships, etc.
lasting quality; duration

Psalm 30:5
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Matthew 24:12-13 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

I find that in today's time and my experience in my own life that endurance has become a rare commodity.  To hold on, to pray through, believe and trust God, even though it seems a certain way, is now an option. I have heard many times in different churches the phrase If you don't do it someone else will. We have a way out of things and the way out is not quite easy but it is a way out never the less.  In marriage, friendships, any type of relationship we have found it more convenient to get out of the situation than to get through and see what it could become.  To exhaust every possibility and try until there is nothing else to try has become a thing of the past. Why waste your time?  Why give anything more when I can start anew with someone else.  Why put in the work when I can find someone who is already ready.  Why?  Is it that we haven't found that relationship that is worth fighting for. Is it that we are more consumed with "me" self, the flesh than building.  We say anything worth having is worth fighting for.  Well is it. I read in my bible when you have done all to stand stand therefore.  I look at the marriages that have stood the test of time and the people in those relationship were ready to shed blood to keep them.  They would go the extra mile to make sure everyone knew who they were to that significant other.  They valued commitment.  That is the key. COMMITMENT!  Why commit when I don't have too?