It would have been nice if I had gotten it right in so far as my first marriage is concerned.
I was young and assumed if two people have faith in Jesus Christ their value systems and decision processes coincide. That of course was and always will be a dangerous assumption. Cultural, family, environmental, behavioral and other biases or peculiarities induce differences that imply discussion and agreement prior to marriage is important.
In a world within which commerce seeks young people who depend on their emotions for romance and will need divorces in future — all of which creates income for many people — it is not easy to be heard on these matters. But I will keep on speaking whenever the opportunity presents itself.
The value of experience is that we can help others avoid pitfalls of life — this may not necessarily apply always in professional life but for me always applies in the realm of the personal.
It may sound too unselfish for some, but it’s what Jesus expects of me so it is part of my value system. Healthier marriages of course make the world a better place for us all.
Thanks for taking time to appreciate in writing.