“Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life.” (Ecclesiastes 9:9).
I received a letter from a young lady saying, “I’m engaged to a nice man, but we are so opposite it seems we never agree on anything. Do you think we are so incompatible that we will not get along in a marriage?”
Possibly they are incompatible, but I know for a fact that if two people in a marriage are just alike, then one of them is unnecessary. In great part, God puts opposites together because opposites really do attract. In most marriages, one gets up early; the other prefers to stay in bed. One splashes in the sink; the other cleans up. One has a good sense of direction; the other gets lost.
All of this is so that one will off set the extremes of the other one. If we look at differences as a problem rather than as a balance, we will end up arguing a lot. By recognizing the differences as an asset, a couple can become one working unit. That is what God desires.
Unless you have an absolute commitment to make the marriage work, it won’t, because when the going gets tough you’ll want out.
Whether you are already married or you are about to get married, think about what you are willing to do to fulfill your commitment to a happy marriage.
If you are already married, think about what you believe has helped you to make a success of your marriage.
If you are unmarried, with no plans for such, think about a couple you know and then pray for them.
Daily Scripture Reading:
1 Kings 11:1-40; Ecclesiastes 1-2
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