When I saw the image above on someone's BlackBerry dp and a message on her status showing emoticons of "rolling on the floor and laughing",I mean this particular annoying one with the emoticon clinching his fist with the unmistakable sarcastic laughter with also a "tongue out" emoticon. I suddenly couldn't place which was more annoying, the display picture or the emoticoned status update?
Now, from the outside marriage is so attractive and beautiful but on the inside it isn't a place for the faint hearted. If your entire prayer point this year was to get married, think again and ask yourself if really you are ready to weather the marriage storm?
Here are some facts you should know about marriage, they may not look challenging but it's good you know what you getting into;
1. The men may be genetically predisposed to cheat.
Deal with this with utmost wisdom and the men remember hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
2. There are ways to perfect that imperfect partner.
If you believe you can change a man or a woman go right ahead.
3. Love isn't just enough to sustain a marriage, friendship does.
So true on this...friendship matters most.
4. Marriage doesn't translate to frequent sex.
Yes! You could go for weeks without sex.
5. There is no such thing as a perfect marriage but a well managed marriage.
Yes, never believe the lie of, "my home is perfect".
6. Marriage does not translate to satisfaction in life.
Absolutely no need to explain further.
7. It's the wife's duty to build the home, men provide the tools needed.
Never let her efforts go unappreciated or unguided.
8. Greater percent of discipline/ parenting should be left to the wife.
Let's face it, women are better at this. Kids tend to despise there fathers when they assume this role.
9. However you eat to your fill outside make sure you reserve some space for the one at home if you love peace.
We hate to see our food go wasting.
10. Couples who lived together before engagement are likely to divorce after marriage.
This is to those campus couples, una hear?
11. The first three years in marriage is the toughest period.
Quite true, Dh and I argued quite a lot. It's termed marital teething period.
12. With the emergence of children, love between spouses tend to drop as attention is been shifted to kids.
Let's face it, we can't help it.
13. No sex in a marriage has a much more powerful negative impact on a marriage than good sex has a positive impact.
Try never to attempt this, it breeds unnecessary tension in marriages.
On a final note, stop side lining singles just because they ain't handcuffed, we ain't really so much better than them. Embrace them and teach them what lies ahead of them marital wise.
Did I miss any? Add yours too...