Marriage is the only school where you get the certificate before you start. It’s also a school from where you will never graduate. It’s a school without a break or a free period. It’s a school where no one is allowed to drop out. It’s a school you will have to attend every day of your life.
It’s a school where there is no sick leave or strikes or even holidays.
It’s a school founded by God:
1. On the foundation of love.
2. The walls are made out of trust.
3. The door made out of acceptance.
4. The windows made out of understanding.
5. The furniture made out of blessings.
6. The roof made out of faith.
7. The school materials are made out of forgiveness.
Be reminded that you and your partner are the students. The Holy Spirit is the teacher, Jesus is the Vice Principal while God is the Principal.
Communication with your classmate (your spouse) and the Principal is paramount to a successful time in school. If you find out something in your classmate (spouse) that you do not appreciate, talking to him/her and God about it will help effect a change instead of asking people not in your school for help.
Remember your classmate is also just a student not a graduate, God is not finished with him/her yet. So take it as a challenge and work on it together.
Do not forget to study the Holy Book (the main textbook of this school).
Start each day with a sacred assembly and end it the same way. Sometimes you will feel like not attending classes, yet you have to.
The main objective of this school is to build teamwork therefore copying during tests/classworks/exams is allowed. The problem most people have is that instead of working on their exams with their spouse, they keep asking for help from students in other schools who have their own problems or don’t understand the curriculum in their school.
Even in times of storms, don’t be unwise and run outside. Keep in mind that, this school is the safest place to be. Never go to sleep before completing your assignments for the day.
When tempted to quit find courage and continue. Some tests and exams may be tough but remember the Principal knows how much you can bear and yet it’s a school better than any other. It’s one of the best schools on earth; joy, peace and happiness accompany each lesson of the day.
How hospitable, peaceful, joyful and loving your school depends on your relationship with your classmate and the Principal. Be wise.
Adapted from the article “The School Called Marriage” by Unknown Author posted on several platforms online.