Lately, I see articles and stories on why marriage don’t last forever. In fact, statistic shows that 4 out of 5 couples opt for legal separation during their prime years.
As a follower of Jesus, the challenge is how not to be a part of the norm? Sadly, the world view marriage only as a part time contract.
Being married for less than a year, indeed is a GREAT CHALLENGE!
To share a few,
My husband and I are completely, if not, extremely different. We have different views, perspective and characteristics. He is hot, I am cold. He is introvert, I am extrovert. He is precise, I exaggerate a lot. Not to mention, we grew up from different cultures and countries.
Thus, I must say, MARRIAGE is NOT EASY. It is a day to day SANCTIFICATION process!!!
In fact, I was NEVER the SAME PERSON I used to be when I was single — selfish, egocentric, overly jealous and controlling.
However, God is FAITHFUL to CHANGE ME day by day through my HUSBAND. Don’t take me wrong, I am FORGIVEN and FREE through the GRACE of GOD even before marriage.
Nevertheless, I am spiritually and emotionally renewed by God after exchanging vows with my husband.
Having said, MARRIAGE made me realized that APART FROM GOD, you will really never make it.
My spouse and I, needed to hold on, hand on hand with Jesus during the course of our marriage… until death do us part.
My take away?
Love is a constant choice of sacrifices, acceptance and forgiveness. These are the things I realized, while dating my husband with Jesus Christ.
Jesus, being part of our marriage is the only reason why I stopped counting days, months and anniversaries. A marriage built on Christ, is meant to last forever.
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