Recently I had chat with a friend of mine who has been married for over thirty years. She mentioned how beautiful marriage was with all it’s challenges. It also requires hard work and people who are committed to the idea of working on themselves. This is part of the recipe for a lasting and fulfilling union. June is a month where traditionally many ladies become ‘June brides’. Historically a few reasons have been given for this. Ranging from Roman mythology to the idea that in ancient times more people smelled clean in June. Why? People used to bathe only a few times a year! The ending of spring into summer was one of those times. It made sense to get married when you smell good! Brides also carried flowers so everything would smell lovely . Go figure!!
This conversation had me thinking how unprepared many people are for this life-changing event- marriage. Many are more prepared for the wedding than the marriage. Now we have even coined the phrase -‘starter marriage’. Just like a starter home. It is just meant for a season. Things that make you go – Hmmm!
I wrote this some time ago, as I thought about how I would need the God of love Himself to walk me through this preparation. The flawed me needs a lot of help. This may be your prayer right now. Whether you are single or have been married for a while. Some of you may have forgotten why you said ‘yes’. Somethings just lost in the ‘shuffle’ of life. Some of us may have lost our way – lost vision or purpose. This may be for you:
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