In today’s society, characterized by consumerism and self-centeredness, we have developed a mindset of instant gratification and a willingness to dispose of anything that doesn’t make us happy. Unfortunately, this mindset has seeped into marriages, perpetuating the belief that the grass is always greener on the other side.
With divorce rates reaching around 50%, it’s evident that spouses are being treated as disposable commodities more than ever before. We crave excitement, romance, and constant happiness, often neglecting the fact that true love requires a conscious choice rather than relying solely on fleeting emotions.
Renowned theologian John Piper suggests that couples who stay married for many years experience fluctuating feelings of love. It’s unrealistic to expect the same level of “being in love” throughout an entire lifelong relationship. Dad blogger DadMum, known for his practical approach, shared his perspective on enduring marriages and the need to find new reasons to fall in love repeatedly.
His insightful post, which went viral with over 270,000 shares on Facebook, highlights the importance of growing together as a couple and embracing the changes that come with time. He emphasizes that it’s unfair to compare one’s partner to their past selves and urges spouses to support each other through life’s challenges. Rather than placing the burden solely on one person to make things better or more exciting, both partners should actively contribute to keeping the spark alive.
Ultimately, he reassures his audience that despite the changes and challenges, his wife is still the person he loves, and their relationship is thriving.