Marriage is a commitment. Commitment is an investment in something. People that have invested into something are more likely to work on the commitment to make it workout. In marriage, our commitment is tied in our future together with our spouse. Commitment means we promise to work through difficult times and stay, not just for today but committed to work on our marriage forever. Marriage is hard work and there will be difficult times to face, there will be disagreements, hurt feelings even in good marriages. It is not easy and mistakes will be made through the journey. There is a choice however in our commitment, and there has to be an agreement with both spouses to continually work on marriage. Of course, there are situations where a spouse has no choice but to leave for safety sake or their spouse refuses to work on the marriage all together. But there is always hope for those spouses that want to work on their commitment with each other through counseling, prayer, putting forth effort and allowing God to be the head of the household. Being honest with each other and speaking in love is important. Pray daily with each other that is so important in marriage. Commit to grow and strengthen your marriage together. Look at each other with God's eyes. It is not to late to recommit and work on your marriage. It takes time and as the years go by you will have learned how to handle difficult situations and your marriage will bloom.
Lisa Ruiz is the co-founder of Covenant Marriage Ministries; She is the Community Life Pastor at Momentum Church in Crown Point, Indiana. Her passion is to see marriages thrive and encourage women to see themselves as God's perfect helpmate for their husbands. She is passionate about imparting how God sees you and not how we look at ourselves or others see us.