Did someone tell you marriage would be a breeze? That you would have a wonderful time living with your spouse 24/7? That you would never argue or get on each other’s nerves? They lied. Marriage is not always easy. So, how do two people who don’t think alike, who don’t feel the same about everything, become one. I guarantee it’s not by just saying, “I do.”
Becoming one…learning to live together…is a process. And this process doesn’t have as much to do with the body or the spirit as it does with the mind. It’s a labor in progress to work out the misunderstandings, the botched communication, the disagreements, the financial problems, the differences in parenting, the clashing goals. That means working with your mind, your will, and your emotions to reach a point of harmony with your spouse.
You can know spiritually what’s the right thing to do, but that doesn’t mean you’ll end up doing it.
The two are united into one. Genesis 2
These words are used in many marriage ceremonies, but it doesn’t just happen. The uniting is an on-going activity. What might you do today to better the relationship between you and your spouse?