10 Tips for a Lasting Marriage

My newsfeed on Facebook this week has been filled with images of beautiful weddings–new husbands and wives. Gorgeous brides are clad in lacy bridal gowns, handsome grooms sport tuxes (and sometimes cowboy boots), and receptions look like settings for fairy-tales.

It’s beautiful to see young love in bloom, to see excitement and dreams for the future in the eyes of the bridal couple. But to me, it’s even more beautiful to see old love in bloom—the couples who’ve withstood the test of time, the ones who’ve truly lived their wedding vows, and have come to their golden years still in love and still holding hands. 

So how does one accomplish that? I’ve been thinking about that a lot this week because in addition to all the happy wedding updates, my week also has been filled with news of couples who are calling it quits, men and women who stood before God and their family and friends pledging “till death do us part.”

I’m troubled by how many lives are destroyed in the aftermath of divorce and affairs, and especially for the children whose lives and security are shattered when their parents split up. It’s not worth it, folks! So here are a few thoughts God put on my heart this morning. --Michelle Cox