Our culture loves to obsess over weddings, but is rampant with divorces. I’m not writing this to judge those who have gone through a divorce, but it is an undeniable reality that the majority of marriages start out with the bang of an elaborate ceremony but end up sputtering out before the vows said they would.
Maybe it is because most of us believe marriage will be easy, especially with the person we have so many butterflies for. What is unfortunate is that so many couples fake it when things get tough instead of talking to someone about it, seeking help, and investing in their relationship. Doing enough to put up a good appearance in public, but intensely struggling in the day-in day-out of real life. If you are struggling in your marriage, you are not alone. Marriage is a foxhole for discipleship, an intense arena that shows all of the areas we need our hearts to grow closer to Christ’s in.
This past Sunday, I preached on divorce. What follows is me teaching on what the Bible says about divorce for around 15 minutes, followed by Jen, my wife of 7 years, coming on stage and she and I discussing the difficulties and near-divorce that we worked through in our marriage: