What do I take away from this? I think to persevere means to love someone even if you don't like them very much right now. We are human. We are going to make mistakes, we are going to hurt someone's feelings, we are going to make someone mad. The same things will happen to us. To love someone and to be loved doesn't mean that you allow yourself to be walked all over. To love and be loved means looking past what's currently happening to the hope of what could happen in the future. Don't give up - don't ever give up. Love is ALWAYS worth it!
Let's see what else the Bible has to said about perseverance.
Have a wonderful day and remember - love is ALWAYS worth it!