In as much as our marriages are meant to portray the relationship between Christ and the church, many do fall short. As Christians, it is actually a good thing to walk into marriage expecting no bed of roses, for there is no perfect marriage. How then are we to anticipate and enjoy marriage, knowing this?
Being a parent is an undeniable gift from God. He gives it as he pleases. The many joys and discomforts they bring must all serve to remind us from whom they have come. When the challenging days seem endless and despair appears like an easy road to take, we must remember that God is with us.