My thought is that whenever I interact with older people, meaning 60+, they are always happy. The reason they always seem happy is because they are married to the person they love, they had a family together, and now they are living happily ever after. It seems like today I'm always hearing the stories of people my age getting married then divorced. It is so sad. So I started thinking about how the grandparents of today did it. Although not all grandparents are still married, there is a smaller divorce rate among their time then what we are seeing today.
I think the reason our grandparents were able to stay married is because they stuck to the "old fashioned" standards. Many of them waited for sex until marriage so they would only have one partner their whole life, many of them married younger, and when they saw times of trial they worked through it together.
So now I wonder why things have changed so much over the last 50 years. It was about the 1970's when the divorce rate started dropping. Is it because the media has such an influence in our lives? I think so. But I also think that is only possible because of how hard Satan has worked to ruin the family. Which is so sad because when I see all my grandparents, I see the happiest people I know. Their lives haven't been easy, but they all stayed married.
I'm excited for the day when JT and I become like our grandparents. More in love with each other than we are now. Which I can't even imagine because I do love my husband with all my heart. I'm so thankful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and that we were worthy to be married for time and eternity.