To have knowledge about something means that you have the basic information and understanding of how that particular thing works. If you lack knowledge about something, you are likely to approach it the wrong way thereby turning advantages to your own disadvantages
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee.
1 Peter 3:7
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
Combining the two scriptures above, you come to the realization that;
“a relationship needs application of knowledge to work. Husbands must live with their spouses in knowledge and vice versa. In the absence of such knowledge, a relationship is likely to perish (breakup)
A lot of people go into relationships prepared on the physical level (beauty and stature), others go into it spiritually prepared and others with financial viability, but they don’t enter mentally prepared with knowledge.
This is why a couple could be beautiful and handsome with six packs and a model face but the relationship will still fall apart over and over.
This is also partly a reason why spiritual people like Pastors/Clerics can still fail at marriage. Again lack of knowledge can still ruin the relationship of the most financially stable couple. Knowledge is a number one key of a relationship
The reason why couples are asked to attend counseling sessions before marriage is to equip them with requisite knowledge to marry and marry well. It is incumbent for every single person to dedicate time to acquire knowledge about courtship and marriage long before entering into a relationship. Even for those already married, it is never too late to acquire more knowledge. There is no end to learning even in relationships, that’s why marriage seminars are important for both partner to always attend.
(1) You must have knowledge about yourself (weaknesses and strengths), and then get further knowledge on how to work on your weaknesses.
(2) You must have knowledge about your partner (weaknesses and strengths) and get more knowledge on how to help him or her to overcome them.
(3) You must then get knowledge on how you and your partner can adjust and adapt to each other despite differences in backgrounds, training and upbringing.
(4) You must learn about temperaments and other character traits that challenges relationships.
(5) You must learn about the art of solving problems and how to create solutions in the midst of problems.
When knowledge is acquired, you are better placed to have a good relationship. A lot of divorces or breakups are happening because people are entering relationships with an empty head.