Marriage is one of the most precious gifts that God has given to a man and a woman who have fallen in love with each other. To love another person and pledge to be together till “death do us part“ is a blessing. To produce children together, to walk side by side during the good times, to support one another during the difficult times is the foundation of family.
Today there are cynics who make marriage the focus of negativism and stupid jokes, referring to marriage as a prison sentence. My perspective is different. Marriage is more like a death sentence! It is death to selfishness and personal ambition. Marriage is about two people coming together for a single purpose. To live together for the benefit of the other person. That is what love is all about.
Paul the writer of this 1 Corinthians 13 states: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
Marriage takes work and can at times be very challenging. Today we are seeing skyrocketing divorce rates because many people are giving up on marriage. Marriage is a gift from God, it is precious, it is worth protecting, it is worth fighting for. No matter what the offense, it can be resolved. It may take time…a lot of time! It is worth it!
At Crossroads Counseling Center our counselors are skilled listeners who can help mediate conflicts and disputes. We believe in hope for change. Miracles still happen today!