In the midst of trials and arguments, it is often too quickly forgotten that marriage is a covenant bond between spouses which is sealed by God. When two people grow apart in a marriage, the easy solution might appear to be to get a divorce. However, the scripture is clear that “what God has joined, let no one separate” (Mark 10:9).
Because we have entered into this promise to both God and our spouse, we must do all that we can before giving up on a marriage and leaving it behind.
God will bestow on us every grace that we need in order to love our spouse as He loves each one of us. We need only ask Him. Pope Francis has given exceptional advice in for those in a marriage that may seem hopeless. We pray that the animated Holy Father in our video will inspire you to never give up on your marriage. Take his tips and put them into practice today.
“… we cannot encourage a path of fidelity and mutual self-giving without encouraging the growth, strengthening and deepening of conjugal and family love. Indeed, the grace of the sacrament of marriage is intended before all else “to perfect the couple’s love”. Here too we can say that, “even if I have faith so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing” (1 Cor 13:2-3). The word “love”, however, is commonly used and often misused.” (AL 89)