Missed #MarriageMondays yesterday but couldn’t NOT share this for the #married folk & those who will be one day! ✨This is pure GOLD.... #Repost @thisiscornelius (@get_repost)
There’s a growing voice that says marriage isn’t relevant anymore. I believe many are so turned off by the idea of marriage because it has been falsely displayed. This picture shows my wife and I laughing and having fun together, but that isn’t the full scope of marriage. There are some days that we’re very angry with one another. We’ve both said things to each other that we’ve regretted. We’ve done things that we wish we could take back. However, we have to choose to reconcile daily. We have to die daily to flesh and resist the urge to quit on one another. That isn’t always easy. We work together, live together, sleep together, eat together, and do everything else together. And there are times when being together so much causes arguments and tough disagreements because we want our own way. We both have VERY strong personalities, so that causes challenges at times that can only be solved through wise counsel and counseling. On top of all of that, my wife and I are TOTALLY DIFFERENT! She wakes up with a smile like she just swam in a pool of tulips, drunk from a river flowing with honey, and ate from the best vegan buffet of her dreams! I wake up expecting the world’s destruction. My wife sees the glass half full. I prefer to throw the whole glass away and start over! In total, marriage required work; it is work. It requires grace, mercy, and unconditional love. It requires communication, especially when you don’t want to. It requires confronting things you don’t want to talk about and exposing things you’ve tried to hide. It doesn’t have to be feared. You can have a great marriage despite what you’ve heard or seen in the relationships around you. BREAK THE CYCLE OF DYSFUNCTION AND DIVORCE. Be the change in your linage. Just know that marriage is God-ordained and relevant. And know that it’s possible to have a successful marriage.