But as the quote implicitly states, we simply cannot expect success in marriage apart from hard work, as do doctors, teachers, psychiatrists, business people, etc.More important than the Nat Geo quote is that we see this in His Word.Most people want to find a friend or a life partner, and to meet the dates who may fulfill this desire, many 50-somethings, about 80 percent in fact, do it the old-fashioned way — through friends or family. Dating after 40 or 50 means taking control of your love life, just like you do the rest of your life. Baggage bonding is when an early date shifts into deep conversation about some baggage you have in common. You start comparing your horrific ex-spouses or your crazy awful dates. Men know who and what they want, often better than we do. The last thing you want at 55 is to wake up in the morning with flashbacks to your days as a 20-something, right? His manners, his shirt, his smile, the way he talks about his kids. If he walks away from the date having shared too much or hasn’t learned about you, then there won't be a second date.
So I am sorry to burst your romantic bubble but this is more like what it is for a married woman like me: marriage is a partnership and not a romantic film.
Now the gain for you here might just be this: When I was a new believer, this mindset largely helped me in my screening process.
We’ve already had enough of this world tell us about what it is, maybe it’s time to hear from the Creator and Designer of Marriage Himself.
A prevailing notion of marriage for us is largely influenced by culture and media, that it’s a fairytale kind of relationship in which your partner is supposed to complete you and make you happy for the rest of your life.
However you might say that the Bible does not say anything directly about dating.