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Marriage…it seems too simple?

2010 November 5

I was meeting with a couple recently to plan their wedding.  After talking through the details of the ceremony, the “Bride to be” said, “Is that it?  Is that all that we need to do?  That seems too simple.”

She’s right and that’s part of the problem.  Getting married is simple.  Staying married on the other hand isn’t.  Planning the wedding is the easy part.  Planning a great marriage, well that’s a different story.

We’re led to believe that married life will automatically be easier than single life.   And that belief carries us for a while but then after a few months or a few years something unexpected happens.  It could be the loss of a job, financial tension, an illness, or any number of things.

Stress enters the relationship like an uninvited guest and if things aren’t dealt with well, the whole thing can start to unravel.   That’s why over 50% of married couples get taken out.  That’s why so many end up in a place they never expected to be.  They are simply caught off guard because they were led to believe that life would automatically get easier after the wedding.

Marriage does seem too simple.  But it’s not.  Far from it.  If you want to have a great marriage it’s gonna take everything you’ve got.  That’s why this site is here.

Every couple needs a place to go for encouragement, support, and great marriage advice.  We all need to be reminded that we can do this and that it’s worth it.  And it is.  It is so worth it.

Regardless of how long you’ve been married or where you feel your relationship stands right now, I hope that you find this site incredibly useful.  I hope that it helps you take your marriage to a deeper and more fulfilling place.

Please take a moment to share what has strengthened your marriage, check out the recommended resources on the tool kit page, or take the marriage quiz.  Either way, know that I’m glad that you’re here!

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