The vow of marriage is not one of unending happiness, but a vow of determined decision making. (Jeff Bogue, pastor)
When we say “I do” at the altar, what are we committing ourselves to? Living with our companion in never-ending bliss and happiness? Like any other promise, our agreement with another party should always be to keep our commitment even when it’s difficult to do so. Happiness is not the goal but the byproduct of faithfulness.
When you make a promise to God, don’t delay in following through . . . It is better to say nothing than to make a promise and not keep it. (Ecclesiastes 5:4-5)