Marriage has always been both beautiful and difficult, and never more than it is now. Our cultural conviction that we as individuals are more important than our relationships butts heads with our desire to experience love and acceptance. But God has created marriage to be a way for couples to experience what it means to find themselves in a mutual, self-sacrificial commitment. And this experience points us to the deeper reality that God has given himself to us in self-sacrificial commitment. Our desire to be loved and accepted, with no questions asked, and no conditions demanded can only be met by this God who has always been in relationship – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit perfectly and eternally loving each other – and now invites us to experience this ultimate, unconditional acceptance in him. Marriage isn’t the only way, but it is a primary (though imperfect) way to experience what this love is like.