“But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.”
(1 Cor 3:28)
The only people who don’t believe this are either comatose or they’ve never been married. If your goal in life is simply to avoid trouble you are going to have to avoid people – and the further away you get the better off you’ll be. Marriage is the exact opposite. It is putting on the handcuffs and swallowing the key. It makes everything more difficult. You may be able to avoid every one else but how can you avoid another person when they have become ‘one flesh’ with you? You can’t. Avoiding trouble means avoiding growth and life. Conflict with no resolution is hell. No conflict and no resolution is stagnation. Conflict and resolution equals growth. Living things grow. A good reason to get married? It will cause trouble.