Marriage means different things to different people, people engage in it for different reasons, other than that which it is created for, Marriage is a life on its own, yes and just like life, it is a mystery. We only try to understand it as much as we can, before you go into it, because when you are in it, it’s a different thing entirely.
Marriage is never meant for all, it involves a high degree of unselfishness, tolerance and trust. Unlike what most people think that love is enough, come on be real! Love is enough but cannot be solely enough for marriage, there is definitely no amount of love that will be too much in a marriage that is why it is not enough. To mention the characteristics of a good marriage will be like writing a book as big as the dictionary but as imperfect as we are, we can never possess all that can make a marriage perfect, there is no such thing as a perfect marriage, we can only do the best we can and be the best we can be.
So when looking for a person that possess all the characteristics you will want in a life partner, ask yourself if u possess all he or she will want as well. Marriage is simply the coming together of two imperfect creations into a perfect union to make it as perfect as they could possible make it to be.
So we wonder why people even think of getting married and some after failing over and over again they still want to be part of a union. It is simple because it is in the singular act of being selfless that we recognize who we truly are and how happy we can become. Marriage is far beyond just having a companion, but having a faithful partner for life, who you cannot hurt simply because you will be hurting yourself.
It is far beyond just having kids, but bringing forth an extension of yourself that you nurture into being and give to the world, it is more than staying together for a longtime by growing old together and it is definitely more than falling in love, because falling in love is easy but staying in love is special.