God is the Glue in Marriage

The famous writer and thinker, G.K. Chesterton, once wrote these clever little words about marriage: “Marriage is a duel to the death which no man of honor should decline.” Because I grew up with a romanticized view of love and marriage, my younger self would have wondered what in the world Chesterton was talking about. How could someone who is a follower of Jesus write such negative words? But after thirty seven years of my own marriage and lots of years observing and talking about good marriages, I realize that Chesterton was on to something that we should be talking about and sharing with our kids. You see, many of today’s kids have notions of marriage that are entirely unrealistic. Our responsibility is to get them to see that marriage is a commitment, and love is a decision. We are all broken people who in turn, marry broken people. As a result, marriage is hard work from time to time. Are you teaching your kids that God is the marriage glue?