Finally, the search was over!
We were under one roof and one bed with our beloved one.
The breathtaking excitement was all around.
We were in the magical moment.
We were floating on cloud nine.
Our hearts were pounding triple times before as we look into each other's eyes.
Every single moment was worth forever.
We cannot wait to be in that loving arms of our better half.
We were so in love, so romantic and we were in the honeymoon stage and clueless to what lies ahead.
Does wedding bliss ring a bell?
And then one day we woke up, and the feeling of romance is slowly fading.
The beautiful haven we once knew becomes a wrecked ship ready to sink.
Before we knew it, we are fighting with our spouse over small stuff.
The power struggle is on.
Things get really rough now.
The constant arguments are wearing us down and the coldness of night bring us to loneliness and tears.
Are we already done with the honeymoon stage?
And then we get up and have this inner struggle, and we suddenly wanted to reclaim ourselves, and we long for our independence.
There is a feeling of regret and confusion.
Then we ask ourselves the hardest question.
DID I MARRY THE WRONG PERSON?
I believe that at some point of every marriage, couples experience the same thing.
We have the option now whether to stay and keep our vow for better and for worst or to give up and just quit.
The good news is that we have hope.
Our hope is in the Lord, our Maker, who is also the Originator of marriage.
If we want our marriage to work, we have to work it out.
The first work is to know God’s purpose for ourselves and for our marriage.
Let us open God's manual and let us start working on our marriage now. Let's take a look at this passage.
"But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this."
1 Corinthians 7:28 NIV
We may have overlooked this verse before we get married.
The only way to spare ourselves from such troubles is by staying single, but it is already too late for us.
We already have the wedding ring, and we already said: “I do.”
Please don't get me wrong marriage can still be a heaven on earth if we follow God's instructions.
Problems in marriage come in no surprise.
It is expected if we are being bombarded with difficulties great and small, we are not in an isolated case, and God wants us to be fully geared on this journey through His words.
"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground." Ephesians 6:17 NIV
Marriage in its profound meaning can be the most beautiful and astonishing voyage we can have in this lifetime.
God is so kind and gracious that he did not let us aim in the dark to look for the formula for a successful marriage.
The key to a joyful and fulfilled marriage is all written down in the Bible.
Ms. MJ Tapia
Co-Founder: Content Strategist/ TABLETOP Digital agency