Be careful who you marry or love.
According to Facts and Rates for 2022 in over 115 studies: ”Almost 50 percent of all marriages in the United States will end in divorce or separation. Researchers estimate that 41 percent of all first marriages end in divorce.”
That’s just one country, the United States, which places 4th overall with the highest crude divorce rate in the world. The top 3 countries above the US based on recent stats are Russia, Belarus, and Gibraltar.
Learn from the tragic ex-marriage between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
They hurt and attacked each other. They lied and deceived each other. They abused and rejected each other. They filed legal cases at each other.
It’s truly a non-marriage that masqueraded as marriage. A non-relationship that pretended as relationship.
In my psychotherapy practice, I’ve seen countless couples in this dilemma.
“Fuck you!” constantly shouted the wife of a man who saw me in therapy for years.
The wife badmouthed him to their children. She stole money from their bank accounts. She committed marriage fraud by falsifying documents to marry another man.
The marriage ceremony is over in only several minutes. But it takes the rest of your lifetime to be really married.
A godly spouse builds you up.
Where marriage is a love triangle – God, man, and woman.
An ungodly spouse breaks you apart.
Where a lack of faith in and obedience to God make chaotic/broken/wounded marriages and children.
Choose wisely or learn from your mistakes.
Whatever the circumstances, trust and obey God in His plan for your life.
Yes, be careful who you marry or fall in love with.
“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”
— G.K. Chesterton