Couples can fully appreciate its value they look at married life through the eyes of faith.
Social scientists are finding that couples who recognize God’s presence in their relationship are most satisfied in their marriages and are least likely to put their children, families and friends through the pain of a divorce.
Linda Waite and Maggie Gallagher, the authors of The Case for Marriage, write: “Having a partner who is committed for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, makes people happier and healthier.” But married life is difficult and today many couples find it hard to keep their promises.
Many young people have grown up experiencing the pain of divorce.
All couples who marry want their marriage to last a lifetime.
Researchers tell us that the presence of an irrevocable commitment contributes to the happiness of the spouses.