What is so difficult about marriage?
Excuse this post if you don’t think it is difficult. I do. At least I have found it to be very difficult at times. I am sure my wife would say the same. We have a good marriage. We love one another and are committed to our marriage. We find joy in our marriage. But again–it has been difficult at times. In fact, there have been seasons when it has been difficult.
I have talked with many men and women about their marriages. These conversations have taken place across twenty-eight years. I will tell you that many of these people found marriage difficult as well.
Some of the issues of marriage?
- Money. How to earn, spend, and save it.
- Sex. What is normal, right, good, etc.
- Communication. How do we understand one another?
- Expectations. What do we do with unmet expectations?
Maybe most important: "What does it mean to have a Christian marriage?"
So I am curious. If you are or have been married, did you find it to be difficult? Why? As you look around, why do you think many couples find marriage to be very difficult?