Recently a young friend, a fairly new friend, stood within the circle as four of us discussed the hurdles and highpoints of marriage. All of us, except for Ellie, are married to Army officers and were looking forward to a brief season of reprieve as scheduled leave drew near. We were being vulnerable, recalling couple and family vacations that we’d rather not remember, but balancing them with occasions we’d love to repeat tomorrow, and every day, forever.
Ellie, living with and deeply involved with an Army man, piped up, “You guys aren’t making this sound very optimistic!”
Quickly, I backtracked to highlight all the positive moments we’d shared. “Truly, it gets better! Not necessarily easier, but I promise marriage is worth it! It gets better!”
So what do you think?
- Does marriage get better with age? Easier?
- Does it ripen and become more flavorful, or does it grow stale?
- Does time make it more succulent like a fully ripened peach, easy to peel, falling from the pit and sweetening every season of life?
- Is marriage worth it?
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