I attended the wedding of my oldest niece. She was born the year I married my wife. While I was there I thought about the passage of scripture in John 2. Jesus and His disciples have gone to a wedding in Cana of Galilee. I’m not sure (the text doesn’t say) if this was a family member, friend or acquaintance. But, He took time for this, and other, social events.
While at the wedding I attended there was a very happy bride (she was gorgeous) and groom. They had many guests and had family and friends present that were special to them. Perhaps it was a special friend that Jesus went to see.
Some of the occasions in our lives are enjoyable while others are heartbreaking. I guess there are divorce "parties" but we usually do not hear much about them. They are not on the society page of the newspaper as are weddings. When a marriage dissolves it is a traumatic event for the couple and especially for their children if they have some.
Each of us who are married should do all we can to make sure our marriages stay strong. Malachi said that God hates divorce (Mal. 2:16). I haven’t read where He changed His mind. Jesus taught against divorce. Our culture sees nothing wrong with changing partners for any and every reason.
In your marriage are you taking time for your spouse? Are you meeting his/her needs? One way to know for sure is to ask them. But if you do be ready to discuss this with them. Will some changes need to be made? No matter how long you’ve been married, you may find there are some things you need to improve on to strengthen the relationship. This must be the ultimate goal—a stronger marriage, not divorce.
But if you discuss with your mate a possible problem be prepared to make the changes if possible. The last thing that should happen is for a divorce to occur and you have the power to prevent that.
Happy marriages make happy families!