Marriage is a Gift!


So I was browsing through Instagram today and saw this beautiful wedding arch posted by Grey Likes Weddings. I fell in love OFCOURSE because I have an affinity for weddings; especially since two of my fave sisters are tying the knot this year. Wedding Season! 

As I made googley eyes at the arch I thought of how beautiful marriage is and how the enemy has waged war against it. We are living in a generation where “marriage” isn’t the right thing to do. It has become a trend with no actual substance. On one hand, some couples are focused on the glitz and glam of the wedding ceremony, reception and cute engagement pics. To them, the details hold more value than the journey that starts after the I do. On the other hand you’ll find some couples who just agree to be together forever rather than go the whole mile and seal the deal.

Honestly, I can’t really say that I don’t understand why. I mean marriage is hard work. It is not a walk in the park. You’re bound to have good days and days where you just want to throw your spouse out the window (so I’ve heard lol). However, what I’ve come to realize is that it is worth the work.

Our generation seems to give up quite easily when things get hard. We’re ready to walk away without actually putting up a good fight for our marriage. Sadly, we are most likely to put in a good fight for our careers, our possessions and so mauch more before we put up a worthy fight for our marriages.

Being able to share your life with a companion isn’t something you are owed, it is a blessing from God. It means God saw you worthy enough to entrust you with someone else’s soul to journey with. Take joy in knowing that God trust you with their heart. Cherish it! Fight for it!

It’s time we bring back the sanctity of marriage. Love on one another and support one another. Exercise the patience of prophet Hosea – who loved on his wife even through her struggles.
The vows we took were not only for the day but for the journey to the end of our lives.

take you (SPOUSE NAME HERE), to be my (HUSBAND / WIFE),
to have and to hold
from this day forward;
for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish,
till death us do part,

according to God’s holy law;
in the presence of God I make this vow.

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