God's original idea, intent and essence for establishing the marriage institution was for it to last forever, or at least till death do the couple part. Why, then, are marriages breaking down at an alarming rate in our society today? Here are 7 reasons why marriages fail:
𝟏. 𝐋𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭
This is one major reason for divorce. A marriage you aren't committed to is bound to fail. Couples who aren't committed to their marriage begin to drift away from each other. Without commitment to your spouse and marriage, you will not be obligated to work on your marriage.
𝟐. 𝐈𝐠𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐚𝐰𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐠𝐞
Anything that runs on laws is predictable. Marriage is built on laws, and it is sustained by adhering to the laws laid down by God. Violating the laws of marriage is the cause of many failed marriages.
𝟑. 𝐈𝐠𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐌𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧
Marriage was designed for couples to meet each other's needs. When needs aren't met, it puts a strain on the marriage. Not knowing the needs of your spouse and not meeting them is the recipe for a failed marriage.
𝟒. 𝐔𝐧𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐠𝐞
Marriage doesn't succeed because you marry the right person; it succeeds because both couples put in the work to make it successful. When you don't invest in your marriage, it will fail.
𝟓. 𝐋𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
Good communication is the lifeline of any marriage. A marriage void of quality communication is bound to fail. Bad communication, or miscommunication, is one major reason why many marriages hit the rocks.
𝟔. 𝐔𝐧𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞
Compromise is an integral part of any marriage that will succeed. When you hear the phrase
𝑰𝒓𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒍𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒔, it simply means that one or both spouses aren't willing to compromise. If a spouse or couple is unbending and unwilling to compromise at some point for the success of their marriage, that marriage may fail.
𝟕. 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐖𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐥
Many marriages have been salvaged because the couple sought counsel early enough. If couples having issues in their marriage fail to seek counsel early or disregard wise counsel, their marriage will crash.
𝐁𝐨𝐧𝐮𝐬 𝐏𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭: :
Extramarital affairs can doom any marriage, regardless of how long the couple has been married. Being unfaithful to a faithful spouse is usually the beginning of the end of that marriage. Infidelity tops the list of reasons why marriages fail.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲: Electricity is good when used appropriately. It becomes dangerous when mishandled. Couples have the power to either make their marriage succeed or fail. The power is not the problem, but how they use it.