Monday, September 26, 2011

Marriage

Marriage has been the topic of more discussions than I care to think about lately. Mostly, the conversations have been sad....tales of couples we know who are no longer couples anymore....or major failings on the part of one of the spouses. Sadness and depression everywhere! It is very distressing.

What is happening? There are even some "big" marriages that are out there for everyone to see, that are troubled.

Ben is in seminary and is finishing up his second year. This past almost two years, has been the toughest on our marriage. It has taken up so much time....has provided much more stress than we have experienced ever! BUT....though it's been tough, there is no other option for us than to stay married. We persevere through the hard times to come out stronger and better on the other side.

So we are surrounded with all things marriage these days. We will persevere and we will survive....not only for us, but for our children, and for the people who watch us as we live out our marriage.

And it will all be to the glory of God!

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

LOVE this philosophy! DJ and I feel the same way. I hate seeing people I love go through tough times, but after the tough can come good and even great! Hanging in there is the hard part, but there is much reward from God if you do!

Lennart said...

"BUT....though it's been tough, there is no other option for us than to stay married. We persevere through the hard times to come out stronger and better on the other side."

I just love that statement. I have been married for 33 years and let me remind you, if you go into a deep valley, HOLD ON TO JESUS, the mountain you going to climb is awesome and the reward at the top will be unspeakable!! Blessing (Just passing by :)