Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (How long should you weather the storm in a challenging marriage?)

Yesterday I heard 2 people debate over this subject. It appears that someone posted on Facebook about the troubles they have gone through in their marriage. They had been through breakups, cheating, arguments, disagreements and other stuff, but this happened to be their anniversary. The woman in this situation was saying that through everything their love is even stronger, and it was their anniversary. The other 2 people debating this were basically talking about whether they thought these two should even still be together. One believed that they should break up. The other believed strongly in the concept of marriage and believed that they should continue to work things out. “No one is perfect.” Therefore, no marriage is perfect. There will be trials and tribulations in any marriage. When this happens, it is firmly believed that a couple should try to work things out. However, are there circumstances that fuel separation as the best choice? Think about this for a second. How much cheating should a marriage (or relationship) encounter before deciding to move on? How about abuse? Should a marriage have to deal with abuse (physical or other) before going their separate ways? I once heard a pastor say that “under NO circumstances should a husband and wife ever divorce.” That is a very “strong” statement to make. Some spouses have dealt with torturous situations from their mates and their limits have been sorely tested. Of course, “under the Bible” divorce is a tough issue to consider, but we all are human and some circumstances can’t be simply ignored. I don’t know if there is a simple answer to this. Every person is different. I don’t like to get involved in other people’s drama. I believe that people should do whatever they feel is best. Since I heard this discussion yesterday I felt this was a good topic to post today. What do “you” feel? Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

Jill Scott in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar