I have often wondered if married couples offered a false representation of marriage to others. Especially those who put on a front as though they have the perfect marriage, if they don’t. We all know that’s impossible because there aren’t any perfect people. There are marriages that are healthier than others, for sure. But even those relationships have had to endure a disagreement or a challenge from time to time. People, unfortunately are viewing how we act and listening attentively to what we say, when it comes to holy matrimony.
The truth is, your marriage is on display whether you agree with it or not. People are watching. Some of those observers are curious about marriage and hope to experience one someday. Others are learning from you and looking for ideas and tools to adopt into their own unions. Then there are some who have no clue what a marriage is suppose to look like and will apply what they learn from you. For all of these reasons, we can’t sugar coat marriage. It’s detrimental to paint it as a constant happily ever after without first explaining what’s required to arrive at that happy place. With every idea, action, and partnership, people need to walk away with a realistic view. Otherwise, whoever they are learning from, will be setting them up for failure. There are several reasons why you shouldn’t hide your marriage imperfections, here are a few: