Stages from dating to marriage

Before marriage, people learn to please themselves or their families. Many times, married people refuse to learn to submit to each other.

In other words, God wants you to be wise and understand how to build your marriage and family.

Understanding the three stages of marriage helps couples normalize their situation and provide hope that their marriage can thrive once again.

Let’s explore the three stages and see which one you are in: The Romantic Love stage begins when you first fall in love with your spouse. Most couples in this stage are convinced that it will last forever.

Figures released last week by the Office for National Statistics suggested that the “seven-year itch” exists. The champagne flowed, and when they went on honeymoon, they barely left their bedroom for the entire fortnight. At the end of it, the lawyers go off to buy more Porsches and Louboutins and two shattered, impoverished, embittered former spouses are left, amid the wreckage of their lives, wondering how it all went so horribly wrong.

The dissolution rate among same-sex couples who entered into civil partnerships – which were established eight years ago – has now reached 20 per cent, mirroring the general divorce rate. When they stagger exhausted off the plane, they move into their first marital home and tweet pictures of themselves, standing on top of ladders with paintbrushes in their hands and silly expressions on their faces. Unless, that is, they can change their minds at the last moment and somehow stay together… Endurance The three key ingredients in any lasting marriage are kindness, forgiveness and a bloody-minded refusal to give up.

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