Clothe yourselves with love, for it is a perfect bond of union. This is taken from Colossians 3:14.
Self-sacrificing, Christlike love is the mortar that binds the building blocks of a sturdy marital union. It makes the marriage unbreakable in the face of irritating personality flaws, daunting health challenges, distressing financial crises, and challenging in-law issues. True, it takes loving devotion, loyal commitment, and earnest effort to make a marriage succeed. Rather than abandoning the marriage when difficulties arise, marriage partners should be determined to make their relationship thrive—not just survive. Christian couples who are devoted to Jehovah and to each other are motivated by their love for God and for each other to resolve their difficulties, for “love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:8 tells us: “Love never fails. But if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away with; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away with.” Matthew 19:5, 6 tells us: “and said: ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and will stick to his wife, and the two will be one flesh’? So that they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has yoked together, let no man put apart.”” Hebrews 13:4 tells us: “Let marriage be honorable among all, and let the marriage bed be without defilement, for God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers.”
Building a strong and happy marriage is particularly challenging in the “critical times” in which we live. 2 Timothy 3:1 tells us: “But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here.”
But with Jehovah’s help, it is possible.