“I never was in love with my husband, but his ex-wife had left him with a precious infant son. I was unable to have children, and I fell in love with the baby.”
“We thought because we were in love, everything would work out.”
“I married my husband because I thought we would have a lot of money and live well, but my husband did not pursue the professional career he had started. We don’t have the lifestyle I thought we would. I’m just not happy.”
Week after week, month after month, my husband and I watch a parade of couples come through our office and hear the reasons why marriages falter. “Reasons” that illustrate a lack of forethought concerning the commitment and work involved in making a marriage successful.
Read Luke 14:28. What is Jesus telling us about marriage in this passage?
Too many times, after the honeymoon is over and the excitement dies down, couples recognize they don’t have all the ingredients necessary to complete the task. They realize that this phenomenon called marriage is a marathon, not a sprint. They have started on a journey for which they are not prepared.
List some ways you were prepared for marriage.
List some ways in which you were ill prepared to build your marriage.