What’s the secret to a great marriage? Why is it that the marriages of the most beautiful people in the world — the Hollywood set — usually crash and burn after a few years at most? And a lot of people in the workaday world don’t fare much better.
In fact, statistics show that more than forty percent of couples who say “I Do” to their one-and-only are turning it into “I can’t” and “I won’t” in just a few short years, walking away from the one they promised to stay with for better or worse.
So is it even possible anymore for a marriage to last a lifetime, for a man and a woman to stay together for forty, fifty, sixty years — “til death us do part?”
“Absolutely,” says marriage expert Gary Thomas, who was the special guest of host Kirk Cameron on a recent marriage focused edition of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” show.
But it takes more than fuzzy feelings and good intentions, he said. “I Do” has to be coupled with “I Will” — a lifetime commitment that is accompanied by something beyond two people who start out their life together in love. And that something is the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
“The richest marriages I know are those where husband and wife are joined side by side seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,” said Gary.
Here’s a short video that can turn your marriage around — and help you think about one of the world’s most important covenant relationships in a whole new way.