A wedding is not a marriage! A wedding is a ceremony and a marriage is a ministry. These two are very different. A wedding is a one day deal and after that, it is gone, done, finished, “finito”!
Whereas a marriage, it is a lifetime commitment. Wedding and marriage have to be handled differently. Here in America, “50 billion dollar a year is spent only for wedding ceremonies. One million copies of bridal magazines are sold each month” (from “Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts” – by Parrott and Parrott).
That’s an absolutely staggering number since we know that one out of two marriages ends in divorce. All that investment on the wedding is not going to add a thing to the marriage.
Wise are couples who invest on their marriages (before they get married) as they attend premarital counseling sessions; buy and read together books about marriage and go counseling together (not to get validation for their relationship but to listen and apply what they learn). ///