Marriage is a commitment to love, to care, to listen to another person and to become one family together, no matter the cost and no matter the difficulties. But such vows are always taken in theory as the future is never known and what’s ahead is often more difficult than rosey.
Divorce, separation, strife, and hurtful arguments are all symptoms that the plan to love forever did not fully survive the reality of human weakness. The tonic for the underlying disease is a better sort of love, a love built on a clearer picture of who people are designed to be and who people are designed to reflect. The one who first gifted humans with marriage has also demonstrated the kind of selfless, forgiveness, and persistent love that you too are designed to experience and share with others.