I was APPALLED when watching a reality TV show recently. A single lady in her early thirties was talking with her girlfriends and in the conversation said, “I thought by now I would have been married or had a few divorces already”…and they all laughed.
Let me explain the mistake my dad made before I make my comment on the above. My dad and mum celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, July 24th. Coincidentally, my dad had to travel out of the country the same day.
When he arrived his destination, he mistakenly sent a message meant for my mum to our family WhatsApp group. And as we (their children) saw it, our “awwww” and love struck smileys flowed. He didn’t mean for us to see it but we did. My dad is still in love with his wife of 36years!!!
I grew up with both of them, so I know it is not a perfect marriage (no marriage is) but it is beautiful because they have put God at the center and they have committed to making it work.
Back to my TV series! It is appalling and disheartening the way divorce is painted in the media. It makes young folks actually want to have a ‘badge of divorce’ before 35 or whatever age they fantasize.
Dear reader, marriage is BEAUTIFUL. It requires a lot of love, communication, understanding, forgiveness, patience, healthy compromise, prayers, commitment and more.
Do not get into it because you HAVE TO but because you WANT TO. And always put God at the center of it as you strive to love your spouse and be a better you in the process.
I pray for every marriage or relationship, God will restore love, sweetness, joy, satisfaction and everything else you need in it for it to be beautiful in Jesus name, AMEN.