There was a man all alone;
he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil,
yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
“For whom am I toiling,” he asked,
“and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
This too is meaningless—
a miserable business!
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4: 8-12
These verses are truly inspiring. Marriage is really quite an AMAZING blessing if you think about it.
Yes, you have to deal with another person’s imperfections on a daily basis. It can be quite tough.
But think about the all the positive aspects! If we focus on the good instead of the hard, life becomes much easier! Marriage gives us:
Someone to walk life with through all the hardships.
Someone to share the joys in life.
Someone to to help you up if you fall down, and no, not just literally.
Someone to keep you warm at night (is this a euphemism in Ecclesiastes?!).
Someone to kiss in the morning.
As well as someone to come home to each day.
The list goes on and on!
With so much negative in this world, as well as so much pressure on marriage, let us focus on all the positives, shall we? Don’t let the devil destroy something so sacred and beautiful, given to us from God to enjoy. Make a list of all the wonderful aspects in your marriage. Then, dwell on them. Every day. If you think about it, there sure are PLENTY! Our human mind wants to think about the negatives more, but God calls us to go beyond our human minds. He wants us to and Him to supply us with true love as written in the famous love chapter: 1 Corinthians 13.
May God bless your marriage!
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