Happy marriages aren’t perfect marriages.
They stand on opposite sides of the same crevasses all couples do, wondering how on earth to get to the other side.
They experience the same gut-wrenching pain of being hurt.
They feel the sting of the same sharp words.
They’ve cried in the same darkness and felt the same feelings of hopelessness.
The only difference, is that happy marriages come through the storms.
When the sun peaks through the clouds, they still have each other. And by God’s Grace, learn to appreciate more deeply.
The difference between living a fairytale and a nightmare is not the moments of desperation, separation, and confusion. But the feelings of bliss returning, as they choose to forgive, heal, and love again.