A Wedding Vow

Remember when you promised to stay together no matter what during your wedding vows? There was a reason for that.

Couples don’t promise to stay together because they think things will never change. They promise because they know things will change. And unless their commitment to the marriage is solid, those changes will likely come between them.

Life is made up of a series of surprises and alterations. Nothing stays the same for very long. Jobs change, people get older, kids grow up, parents die, friends leave and other friends take their place. Few people go through more than a few years without feeling drastic changes in the way their lives operate.

Unless couples go into a marriage understanding that fact, they’re likely to struggle with each new change. That’s what a wedding vow is all about—it’s a promise to commit, no matter what.

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