Marriage Vows—Are You Ready To Accept?

By: Denis Toderashko

A few years ago I photographed a wedding. The walk in the park, ceremony, and reception were prearranged and went just as planned. Guests and parents wished long and happy life to the groom and the bride. As always, social media presented the day in the best light!  Only recently I met one of the spouses to find out that they are no longer together. Surprised?! Probably not. Stories like this are more and more common today. What can I do to not end up in the same situation? Jesus warned us that marriage isn’t simply a romantic adventure but a lifelong commitment. How are you preparing yourself? Do you think that you’re ready to accept this challenge? Two things we can do to be better prepared:

1. Pray that God would lead you toward your future spouse and give you the strength to keep the commitment.

2. Use the resources God has given you today to prepare yourself for tomorrow.

And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.” The disciples said to Him, “If the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry.” But He said to them, “Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given. (Matthew 19:9-10)