Marriage is Hard Work, God Makes it Easier
You know Christmas is just around the corner when jewelry ads start ramping up. The most wonderful time of the year is also one of the most romantic.
And as deeply romantic as the holiday season can be, eventually the honeymoon period fades and it’s time to get down to work for those newlyweds.
There’s bills to pay, homes to clean and the overall reality of life.
It’s not that happily ever after isn’t possible, it’s just that life isn’t always as sweet as a Zales commercial.
That’s where the reminder of a marriage vow is so important. It’s a good reminder for the soon-to-be engaged, elderly couples and everyone in between.
If you’ve taken a vow – perhaps the single most solemn, important words you’ll ever speak for the rest of your life – it’s a pretty big deal. The words you spoke on that day, it wasn’t just a one-day wedding thing, it’s an everyday marriage thing.
For those married 40, 50, or 60 years, they weren’t just lucky, they worked for it.
Society wants us to think marriage is some sort of throwaway or trade-in commodity. We want to give up instead of try.
It seems that sometimes we’ve forgotten marriage is a calling – a vocation. And vocations take work. But it’s more than just two people – God must be a part of it.
Keep Him in the center of marriage and your whole family will benefit.
Your children will see that a loving family is the best way to discover happiness in their lives. When fathers and mothers selflessly love each other and their children, they’ll live strong, American values.
Without God, you can’t possibly do this. But with God all things are possible.