Dating deal killers
You must reserve time for one another if you want to keep your love alive. Don’t spend more for a house or car than you can afford, leaving too few resources for dating, short trips, baby-sitters, etc. A marriage between two givers can be a beautiful thing.
There will be friction, however, for a giver and a taker.
Their problems often begin in experimentation with a known evil and ultimately end in death —or the death of a marriage. Their agitation over financial reverses sometimes sublimates to anger within the family.
The restrictions and commandments of Scriptures were designed to protect us from evil, though it is difficult to believe when we are young. If we keep our lives clean and do not permit ourselves to toy with evil, the addictions that have ravaged humanity can never touch us. It is almost as risky to succeed wildly as it is to fail miserably in business. Girls who marry between 14 and 17 years of age are more than twice as likely to divorce as those who marry at 18 or 19 years of age.
Those who marry at 18 or 19 are 1.5 times as likely to divorce as those who marry in their 20s.
It sounds ridiculous, but many young couples do just that and are then surprised when their marriage falls apart. The only time they see each other is when they are worn out!
If you are going to beat the odds and maintain an intimate long-term marriage, you must take the task seriously.
The natural order of things will carry you away from one another, not bring you together.
But two takers can claw each other to pieces within a period of six weeks.
In short, selfishness will devastate a marriage every time.This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness.