Marriage is not a status, but the highest form of “calling”. You did not get married to assume your husband’s surname. You did not get married so that your financial status could improve. You did not get married just to have security. You did not get married so that you could have babies. You did not get married for stability, as they call it. If your initial reasons for getting married were merely based on these objectives, you need to rethink why you got married. The reasons above are good, however, because they are self-centred and intended only to fulfil your personal ambitions.
A Christian is called and brought into the marriage to fulfil God’s eternal purpose. Marriage is very fulfilling in many ways. First of all, marriage is a mystery of two people coming together as one. There is no greater joy than having one person whom you can trust more than anybody else. It is a blessing to have one true friend, somebody who shares your joys, hurts, disappointments, pains, gains and losses. Your spouse or partner is that one person. The author insightfully expounds on the practical principles for a healthy marriage and family, based on personal experiences, observations and research.
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