Getting married is a little like buying a new car. If you’re smart, you’ve shopped around and done your research. Then comes the anticipated day when you finally cross your T’s, dot your I’s, sign your life away, and receive those shiny keys. You can’t wait to give it a test run and you could care less where the road leads. You’re just happy to finally have your very own new car. You know of other friends who have bought ‘lemons’ and had major disappointments down the road with their new vehicles, but of course that won’t happen to you! Not in THIS beautiful car!
Such is the mindset of so many newlyweds. Yet, just as any car will eventually break down, every marriage experiences bumpy roads and unexpected twists and turns. The question is not necessarily how long will your marriage work, but how much WORK are you willing to put into your marriage? Without regular oil changes, maintenance, and repairs, any vehicle will eventually break down to the point of being stranded and un-driveable. Then the question is whether to just abandon the vehicle and replace it or put in the time and money to fix it.