When a person is married, they finally realise why such a bond is so important. They also experience some of the good that comes from it. Unfortunately, sometimes, marriage can be hard and the couple cannot gel together, so it ends in divorce. However, there is hope. But that hope starts with realizing that marriage can be more amazing than you have experienced or even thought.
Marriage eliminates loneliness for a person and their significant other. They are more effective in working as a team rather than working as individuals. Through challenges, both parties mature, and as a bonus, a happy marriage culminates in having wonderful kids.
Marriage is the beginning—the beginning of the family—and is a life-long commitment. It also provides an opportunity to grow in selflessness as you serve your wife and children. Marriage is more than a physical union; it is also a spiritual and emotional union. This union mirrors the one between God and His Church.
When a man and woman get married, the “two become one.” Marriage is a bond like no other. It gives us a life partner, a teammate, as we move through the challenges of life together.
Marriage is designed for purity. We face temptation nearly every minute and from all directions. The bond of marriage gives us the support to defeat temptation by engaging in deep, satisfying love—a love that gives to, and receives from, our mate physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Being a Parent
When a wedding produces a child or receives a child through adoption, it is one of life’s greatest blessings. Roughly 40% of children being raised today are in a home without a father. The effects of that fact are staggering. Father absence causes increases in mental and behavioural disorders as well as criminal activity and substance abuse. But when children are raised in a healthy relationship, they get a front row seat to see and experience the lasting benefits of a strong family.
Marriage is designed to mirror our Creator’s unconditional love for us. It’s a love that will always be there and will never leave us or forsake us. When a man and woman love one another unconditionally, contentment and joy follow.