Just the other day, a friend of mine and I were talking about this. Keeping a relationship of any sort is never easy, let alone keeping one that is bound by a covenant. But it is possible, with lots of effort.
It may seem so easy for some people, especially those who look happy, contented and affectionate when the couple is together outside of their home. But the reason why they are still together is not what you see through their interactions in public.
It is a lot of hard work behind closed doors. Lots of struggling to not bite each other’s head off during an argument.
Lots of battling with the temptation to just throw in the towel and say, “Why do I even put up with you when I don’t even need you?”
Lots of suspicions.
Lots of doubts.
Lots of trying (and sometimes just not giving a damn anymore) to prove their faithfulness and fidelity towards each other.
And most of all, lots of reconciliation that tests how true they both really are sorry for their own actions.
Marriage is the most challenging thing anyone has to go through. But the one who makes it ’till death do us part’ is the one who heroes it out for all to see that there is hope for true love and a lasting relationship, in a place so bleak and miserable such as this world that we’re living in.