Marriage is hard. Subsequent marriages are even tougher. If you believe anything different, you’re setting yourself up for a huge letdown. Believe me, I’ve spent my entire life wanting the kind of love I thought my grandparents had. I’ve spent most of my life dreaming of finding my own fairytale – of becoming the one he couldn’t live without.
Does. Not. Happen!
Disney, Chick Flicks and television commercials feed misconceptions on what love, relationships and marriage actually are. Marriage is not wine and roses. Marriage is not romance served fresh 24/7. Marriage does not make you feel that natural high feeling you get when you’re falling in love on a continual basis.
Marriage is a partnership, a business between two partners with a different kind of benefits.
Divorces, adultery, and these media manipulated misconceptions, are infecting, plaguing and destroying marriage and the products of those marriages.
Divorces are easy. In today’s world, like the video says “It’s no longer about the “til death do us part” – it means “until the feelings go away.” Believe me, I know! I’ve become a pro at running away when my feelings are gone. My problem has been choosing the wrong partners. I’d find myself in relationships or marriage with men who weren’t capable of being loyal or monogamous. I’d try with all my might to fix the marriage, to fix the person, but in the end, they weren’t mind to fix.
That’s why it’s so important to be friends and take ample amount of time to get to know someone before getting married. It’s not enough to know them in the real world for years, you have to know them as they are within a committed relationship to really understand how they would be in a marriage.
The road to love and marriage may seem long when trying to get there, but take it from an old pro, being trapped in a dying marriage filled with disrespect, lack of trust and remorse feels like eternity.
This video was created to highlight the most frequent and problem issues marriages face today while also pointing to Jesus as the ultimate healer, redeemer, and restorer of every marriage.
Whether single or married, watch this video for a deeper look for inspiration. This is a great place to start on helping your current marriage, or prepare you for marriage.
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