The longer I am married and the more I listen to long-term marrieds, the more I am convinced that a good marriage is hard work. The disappointing thing about today’s world is that there are fewer and fewer long-term marriages to look to for guidance on how to make it work.
The good thing about today’s environment is that there are unprecedented resources available to help people in any stage of a relationship. Some of these are secular materials and some are Christian materials.
One encouraging thing is that I hear of a lot of young people who are truly interested in learning new skills so that they have a shot at not repeating the mistakes of their parents’ generation. I also hear many divorced people who want to try to make changes the second time around because they don’t want a second failed marriage.