Essay about Divorce : A Long And Happy Marriage

1676 Words Nov 21st, 2016 7 Pages
"So then, he who marries the virgin does right, but he who does not marry her does better" (1 Corinthians 7:38). Some people believe that there is someone out there who is special and perfectly made to fit there needs, a soul mate. Micah Issitt mentions that recent studies indicate that there is a significant increase in the overall levels of happiness after a divorce from individuals that are unhappily married. The reason that divorce rates are so high is because of the idea that the society has on marriage. People believe that marriage will make there lives easier and happier, but do not understand that a happy marriage or relationship is not something one can set out to find, but rather something that one creates. To live out a long and happy marriage, one must learn the value of being first content by themselves, sacrifice and submission, and to not compare their relationship to others.
"But those who marry will face many troubles in this life" (1 Corinthians 7:28). Many people naively believe that marriage will solve all their problems with loneliness and satisfaction of one 's deepest emotional needs; however, that is not the case. Earth is a sinful world that puts a lot of temptations and evil desires on humans. "...happiest individuals are married men and the unhappiest individuals are married women" (Forbes). If this is actually true, then one may wonder why so many girls grow up with the dream of being married one day and live happily ever after together. Marriage…

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