Don't throw it away...
I often wonder why the divorce rate has increased drastically over the years. Being a child of divorce I always kind of just wouldn't think about it. "Divorce" that is. It was just life.
But as I am older, and now married for almost 2 years I can't help but notice the divorce rate in this world.
I was talking to a friend who said she went to one of the most beautiful weddings to support two of her madly in love friends, and then to find out that a year later they had already divorced.
I just sat there, wanting to have helped them, anything to keep that marriage together and not to fall into the worlds ugly divorce statistics.
It just breaks my heart, because marriage was not ever intended to quit or give up when things got tough. Marriage is supposed to be a life long comittment, till death do us part. Clearly our world and society has forgotten that.
In Canada they have actually shared that the divorce rates have actually dropped! That is great news, until you read that "41 percent of marriages will end in divorce before the 30th year of marriage." -http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/divorce-rates-drop-across-canada/article4096512/
41 PERCENT! That is almost half of all marriages will end before they reach their 30 year anniversary.
What in the world are we doing?????
What the heck are we going to do to keep our marriages today! We need to be strong because it seems we have the world against us!
I recently came across a quote, not sure who it was by but basically it had asked a couple "How they managed to stay together for 65 years?" The woman replied... "we were born in a time, where if something was broke, you fixed it..... not throw it away."
uhm, jaw dropping. It is that simple, but yet so difficult for our world today because the world has sold us that there's always going to be a "new" something out there... a new phone, a new car, a new way to do things. New... new... new. And it leaves us all broke! Yes money broke, but also emotionally and relationally broke.
I could go on an on about this, because I am afraid for the future generations if we keep up with this "It's not working out lets get a divorce, I'm done with you let's go our seperate ways.. mentality what in the world will marriages look like in 10-20 years from now, if it has already managed to climb the later to 41 percent at the 30th anniversary mark.
We need to do something, we need to prove those statitistics wrong, not by saying marriage is easy but by not giving up when the going gets tough.
Let's be that generate who fixes something that is broke, not throw it away.