Stop Your Divorce And Save Your Marriage Part 6
The Case For Staying Married
What is your attitude towards marriage? Do you think of it more as a “ball and chain” or an exciting adventure?
For some, marriage is about restriction and loss of personal independence. But to others, it’s about freedom and experiencing new realms of happiness, joy and pleasure.
It’s all about attitude.
Becoming “one flesh” with your wife or husband creates a new reality where it’s possible to experience life on a higher and more wonderful level.
Marriage unlocks a whole new dimension of happiness, and it transforms our lives from ordinary to extraordinary.
In a healthy marriage, we find the freedom and safety to be who we really are without any fear of censure, judgment or rejection.
Marriage is supposed to create a loving culture of trust, belonging and hope.
Marriage: Happiness & Health
Research suggests that happily married people are healthier, have stronger immune systems, and live longer. The emotional support that marriage provides makes it easier to cope with life’s pressures and stress.
Knowing that you are loved inspires you to take better care of yourself. Besides, it’s just nice to have someone to come home to at the end of the day, isn’t it?
For Better or For Worse…And Life’s Simple Pleasures
When you got married you made a vow to stand by your mate no matter what, for better or worse, and your spouse took the same vow.
Imagine…having another human being in your life – your spouse – who will love and support you no matter what.
How does it feel to know that no matter how bad it gets, your husband or wife will never abandon you?
When times get tough, you have someone in your life whom you can count on. That thought alone fills the heart with peace and calm and warms the spirit.
When we marry we move from “me” to “we” – from “I” to “us.” And we start building a new life on the rock solid values of faithfulness, love, honesty, kindness, selflessness, charity and respect.
Then there are the simple pleasures of companionship, playfulness, romance, sex, emotional intimacy, kissing, and holding hands; soul mates.
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
Want to know something really cool? Love never grows old; love is eternal.
True love doesn’t wear out, wear down, or grow frail. It only gets better with age.
The Fountain of Youth is love.
Happily married people realize this truth to be universal: Marriage takes hard work for love to flourish.
For some, the physical attraction side of the relationship might fade, and having adequate time together might be a challenge after the children are born, but love sticks it out.
Human effort is the investment that it takes to make marriage work and keep our hearts open so that love has a place to call home.
Perhaps there really isn’t such a thing as loveless marriages but only loveless people.
Marriage And Life On Earth
Marriage is the foundation upon which human civilization is built. Think about it. Homes, families, children, dreams, hearts and aspirations – these comprise the very fabric of life.
The strength and durability of our families dictate the viability and longevity of the human race.
When marriages and families flourish and survive, our global community flourishes, too.
Love makes life worth living…and protecting at all costs.
Although the intense feelings of love and passion might fade, love only grows stronger with time. Your marriage is good enough to save. Your relationship has what it takes to make you happy.
You’ve created a rich history together with your spouse, and you are making memories that are stitching together your future. The power is yours to determine how bright and beautiful that future will be.