Essay about Marriage Is Hard Work, By John And Stasi Eldredge Observe

967 Words Mar 6th, 2016 4 Pages
There is a common saying, “marriage is hard work.” a broad spectrum of people share this advice, spanning from relationship experts to well-meaning married couples. Marital bliss cannot endure forever, and experienced couples are admonishing single and young couples who envision and expect marriage to be a fairytale, or, at least, similar to a romantic comedy. Nevertheless, simply stating that marriage is hard work does not answer the consequent question, which is, in what ways is marriage hard?
John and Stasi Eldredge observe, “We are, all of us, utterly committed and deeply devoted to our “style” our “way,” our “approach to life”. We have absolutely no intention of giving it up. Not even for love. So God creates an environment where we have to. It’s called marriage.”1 It is a man and woman 's differences that both attract their spouse and clash with their spouse. Transformation and sanctification smooth out the rough un-Christlike edges of a person 's sinful nature, marriage is hard because transformation and character growth are hard. Especially, when a spouse’s beloved is the sandpaper with which God is using to bring about sanctification.
Furthermore, for a couple entering into a marriage covenant, all perceptions are filtered through a perspective of fresh love. Gary Chapman remarks that studies show the normal obsessive “in love” period in a relationship lasts for an average of two years.2 Chapman adds, “Our differences begin to emerge and we often find ourselves…

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