Here are the three things that I've learned so far from being married (not the only three, just three that I choose to share right now):
1. It's really set up to bring you closer to God. Being married, you get to experience someone that tries to love you as close to unconditionally as they can. Doesn't mean the expectation is perfection but rather it means they are striving hard to emulate God's love for us. And that, in essence, creates this tangible example of God's love for us. It helps bring your closer to God because you have a physical example his love for us.
2. Painful reality that we are broken and that we carry baggage that isn't easily left at the door. No matter how long that baggage has stayed dormant, it's bound to rear it's ugly head. But because of #1, there is the chance for resurrection. Though there is 'death' in our lives, marriage creates a unique opportunity for that death to be replaced with new life.
3. Everybody's love story is different and God's timing in everybody's love story is different. Comparison will only steal away joy.
3 months ago