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6 Great Reasons to GET Married or IMPROVE Your Marriage in 2020

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  • Companionship (Genesis 2:  18). The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” God made most of us so that we would be lonely without an intimate companion with whom to live. A companion is one with whom you are intimately united in thoughts/goals/plans/efforts. Entrance into marriage should mean the desire to meet each other’s need for companionship.
  • Be Healthier. Men and women who are happily married show signs of better general health than those who are not married, or, are widowed or divorced. I know my wife and I REALLY support each other in eating health and getting to the gym together…spouses hold one another accountable. Plus, married people age more happily and have fewer insecurities because they know their partners love/care for them as appearance and health deteriorate.
  • Your Marriage IS your Children’s Emotional State. Kids sense a lot! They discern when there’s a lack of closeness between spouses. Children whose parents’ relationship has cooled are more likely to have behavioral or academic problems than kids of happy couples. Just as you want them to breathe clean air and drink pure water, you want them to grow up in a loving atmosphere.
  • God Hates Divorce (Malachi 2:  16). “For I hate divorce!” says the Lord, the God of Israel. “To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty,” says the Lord. While the world sees divorce as a valid option for almost any reason, God’s original intent for marriage is seen in the first couple, Adam and Eve. One man and one woman in a committed, loving, lifelong relationship. 
  • IMPROVE Your Marriage by Filing for Divorce. This probably sounds counter-intuitive, but, sometimes your marriage needs a CRISIS to force change. I’m mentioning this as the equivalent of a heart attack that results in someone NEARLY dying but then using the health crisis changes their life/health habits that improves their future. As a family law attorney, I have used this legal strategy and observed this process in people close to me…who have amazing, intact marriages today. 
  • Fruitfulness (Genesis 1:  27-28; John 15:  5). So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it”. These passages do speak to procreation but Fruitfulness is far bigger than that. Fruit represents good works…thoughts/attitudes/actions that Glorify God. Better Marriage = More Fruitful.

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