We’re in this thing for the long haul – that is, forever! That’s how my husband and I feel about our marriage. I hope you feel the same way about yours. Your vows may have included “Till death do us part”. Ours did. So we have to stay married until one of us kills the other, right? Tee hee.
But we should try to make this the most pleasant experience we can so that it is easier to keep our vows. Does that sound like a good idea?
I have some ideas gleaned from 25 years of marriage and many books I’ve read about marriage over the years for sustaining and enhancing the relationship that is known as marriage.
First of all, we need to understand what marriage really is. What does marriage mean to you? If you see marriage as a contract, like a legal contract, then you will think of it as an agreement that you will do some things if the other person does certain things. If they fail to do what they promised, then you have the legal right to cancel the contract and get out of the deal.
But if you see marriage as a covenant, then you make a commitment to fulfill what you promise to do, no matter what the other person does. So if you promise to love, honor, and cherish your mate, as long as you both shall live, then that is what you will do no matter what. Until death parts you.
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