Marriage is hard. You meet that special person who will bring you your “happily ever after,” but then your fairy tale takes a sour turn into reality. Before you know it, you're no longer husband and wife, but roommates – trying to keep things civil and not get in each other’s way. You busy yourselves with work, social events, and church to distract you from the uncomfortable coldness at home. You're miserable, but sticking it out “for the kids.” This isn't the marriage you expected; it certainly isn't the marriage you always wanted.
What is God’s plan and purpose for marriage? To give us a deeper understanding of our union with Him. This is the marriage we've always wanted – the marriage we've been made for. When our earthly marriage becomes a true picture of our heavenly one, things begin to change. We no longer focus on our “happily ever after”; we look forward to our “happily FOREVER after.”
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 5:31-33