Singles – what do you think the chances are of successful marriage?
The divorce rate has been about 50% for a long time. It seems to me that for the last few years, twenty-somethings I’ve talked to have expressed doubt that they could have a marriage work for life, and divorce is pretty much inevitable. Also, marriage rates are at an all-time low. If you’re single, do you have faith in the institution of marriage, or not?
Personally, I have been very happily married for 25 years. I do believe in marriage, but there seem to be a lot of people who shouldn’t marry because they seem either too difficult to get along with others, or have unrealistic expectations and don’t want to work at it.
I am really looking forward to being married. I am currently 28 years old and single. I have a job, a truck, and am living in an Apt. Needless to say I am living on my own and am taking care of myself. I look forward to marriage as a new life and adventure. I have a lot of faith that it will last a lifetime, and beyond. I think there are several factors that have me at an advantage:
1. My faith and love in God will be shared and will grow in marriage. My wife and I will respect each other and will know true forgiveness while continuing to focus on Him.
2. My family who is constantly supporting me and believes in marriage and is focused on children and being there for each other.
3. My maturity at 28 is much better than at 18. Something tells me many of the divorces occur with people who are married right out of school, and have not yet figured out who they are as a person. I have taken time to know who I am, and what I can contribute in a marriage. I also am very aware of my faults, and know what type of a person I am looking for to make a good match.
4. I believe in love. Love takes on so many forms, and one of those forms is long lasting. I believe that I will love my wife, through ups and downs. Through fights and flights. Once I say I Do, I Will for a lifetime.