“Cancel anytime!” “No commitment!” “Contract free!”
Repeatedly, we are inundated by advertising that reflect the mentality of modern America: avoid commitment at all costs.
Now, while this may not be a bad thing when you’re talking about a cell phone carrier or a Google play account, it’s downright dangerous to apply this philosophy to marriage.
Approach marriage with a strong faith that you’re going to stick together no matter what. Once married, develop the idea of being together forever.
A marriage is something you build, something that takes infinite amounts of patience, forgiveness and strength. Treat it as something sacred that only you and your spouse share.
Remain committed to each other and never joke or threaten divorce, even when you’re angry. Those words will never be forgotten. There’s no “cancelling” a marriage, even if you do end up in a divorce court. The memories, emotional impact and changes that you’ve made to accommodate your spouse will follow you to the grave.
On the other hand, don’t let the idea of commitment scare you. By the way, if you haven’t read my post on cohabitation or premarital sex, take a few minutes to read it. Yeah, commitment should be taken seriously but it’s not a bad thing. Both man and woman are trusting each other with their hearts, their bodies and everything that makes us human.
You don’t want to walk away from that.