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Friday, November 16, 2012

Is Marriage Worth It?

Dear Bro Jo,

My parents are divorced and my mom's forays into the dating world have not been great experiences for her.

As such her view on dating, marriage and sometimes even men in general is not very positive.

I really would like to hear how great being married is and how it can last, happily, forever.

I know it's possible but sometimes this negative perspective really brings me down and sometimes I begin to doubt.

 Sincerely,

 Anon




 Dear Anon,

Yeah!  It's worth it!

I'm not gonna lie:  being married is lots of hard work.

There are trials, heartaches, arguments, and every emotion you can imagine.

There are tears, fears, and things so difficult you can't possibly know what they're like until you live them. 

And despite all of that, being married is the best thing in the world!

Find a good companion and be a good companion and every trial and tribulation will be worth all of the challenges.

I can't imagine how much harder my life would be without Sister Jo as a part of it.

 - Bro Jo


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