Psalm 1:1-3 Amplified Bible
Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who:
1. Walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes],
2. Nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk,
3. Nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.
4. But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.
And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].
Couples divorce at lower thresholds of unhappiness now than in the past, researchers have found, and it may be that many of them are bailing out too quickly. In a study conducted over many years, Waite found that nearly three-fifths of married men and women who said in the 1980s that they were unhappy said 10 years later that they were “very happy” or “quite happy.” Unhappily married people “don’t seem to stay locked together in an angry hell,” write Waite and her co-researcher Maggie Gallagher. “We’re losing many marriages that could and should be saved.”
Why Marriage is Good for You — By Andrew Herrmann
Chicago Sun Times — June 8, 2003
Let us be a people who don’t bail on our spouses just because everyone else is doing it. Let us not seek the advice of ungodly magazine articles, counsellors or friends, but let us do things God’s way and reap the benefits of His blessings.