Watch Out For The Pitfalls Of Marriage
Tuesday, June 27th is "Decide To Be Married Day", if being married was easy, we would all do it. Oh wait, most of us have and we aren't doing a very good job. We've been told for the longest time that 50% of marriages end in divorce including Christian couples. That doesn't take into account the loveless marriages that stay together because of the kids, convenience, or finances.
Think back, why did you decide to get married? Is it because you love each other? The things that we thought were cute when we first started dating are the things that drive us the craziest now.
One thing I would suggest is to see a marriage counselor BEFORE you say "I do." If you're a Christian, I would suggest seeing a Christian counselor. Just because you both have Faith, doesn't mean it'll be any easier. In some cases, it may be the exact opposite. Marriages are made in heaven but remember so is thunder and lightning.
Marriage and retirement have one thing in common that can get people into trouble. Many people know what they are retiring from but put no thought into what they are retiring to. I think many of us have taken that approach to marriage. We don't put much thought past the wedding day.
If you aren't careful, marriage can be like a 3 three-ring circus...Engagement ring, wedding ring...and suffering.
That reminds me of all the marriage jokes:
Marriage is an institution. The man loses his bachelor's degree and the woman gets her master's.
Man is incomplete until he's married...then he's really finished.
When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, it means that the car or the wife is new.
When a newly married man looks happy we KNOW why but when a ten-year married man looks happy, we WONDER why.
In All Seriousness
I will leave you with this. Don't marry a person that you know that you can live with, marry someone that you know you can't live without.
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