Marriage and microwaves? We are in an age today where people accept a temporary marriage. Marriages today are conditional and will only last if their husband or wife go exactly by their guidelines. The problem is, those guidelines are not published and may probably conflicts with the other’s guidelines.
Unfortunately, when the fire goes down, the couple begins seeing how different their way of thinking are and then decide it’s time for a divorce.
“The divorce rate in America for first marriage, vs second or third marriage
50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce, according to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri.”
“The divorce rate in America for childless couples and couples with children
According to discovery channel, couples with children have a slightly lower rate of divorce than childless couples.
Sociologists believe that childlessness is also a common cause of divorce. The absence of children leads to loneliness and weariness and even in the United States, at least 66 per cent of all divorced couples are childless.”
To read more about divorce statistics, go to: http://www.divorcerate.org/
Why are the statistics so high? Selfishness. Everyone wants what they want – AND NOW! We have fast food restaurants, drive through liquor stores, and high speed everything. We don’t want to wait for our food to simmer in the oven for a couple hours, we want our food to be microwaved.
Marriages can’t be microwaved. Marriages begin as single persons who become friends (no sexual relations). Then over time, you as friends, decide to commit to a relationship. Later that relationship become serious and you decide to marry. That’s when a marriage has a chance to make it; it’s not microwaved.
If you’ve come to the place in your life that all the rules were broken and you’re in a bad marriage, then remember,. it must be put in the oven and simmered. Baste your relationship. Love your husband or wife. Talk to them. Show love… express it… it’s more than an emotion, it’s an action (1 Cor 13).
It’s time to put the microwave out of the house. We need to be patient and know that a blessed marriage takes time, effort, and energy. Divorce isn’t worth it; but a good marriage is.