Hollywood spreads two lies that are deadly to the institution of marriage.
It’s a magical fairy tale
It doesn’t matter
Anyone who has been married for more than a month knows that neither of these are true.
First, Marriage is not easy. It doesn’t just float together like Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo. It takes effort, and time, and sleepless nights. It doesn’t just happen. It’s not magical. It’s hard work.
Second, It does matter. People will complain, “Why do I need a piece of paper to say that I love you?” And while that “piece of paper” may seem trivial – the truth is – a lifelong commitment is the best situation for a family. A stable loving home is created with a lifelong commitment. Not just in words, but in contract. It binds together two adults who will push through and make it work.
Marriage been a cornerstone of civilization for millennia. Our culture is built on strong family units. Families teach children values, right and wrong, as well as identity.
The world is a better place with marriages that are strong and enduring.
In Reignite: Marriage Secrets, Josh Hatcher prescribes the ingredients necessary for a healthy marriage, talks about how to work through difficulties, and lays a foundation for what a healthy marriage should look like, and what it can accomplish.