Clint Eastwood once said, “They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.” I have to admit he makes a good point. Marriage is not perfect and it is not for the faint of heart. When you pair a man and a woman together, with different likes, desires, and opinions, you are always going to have the recipe for tension. Yet when marriage is done right and it perseveres through the “thunder and lightning,” it truly can be a wonderful gift from God. In my own marriage I have experienced some of the most wonderful times in all my life. There have been happy and joyful times that I would have missed if I were not married to the love of my life. It had not been easy and honestly there have been many hard and hurtful times, but I can still see the wonderful gift that marriage really is. This is why God inspired King Solomon to say, “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.” – Prov. 18:22 NIV. So yes I agree with Clint that marriage is not always very heavenly, but it truly can be a wonderful adventure that carries with it God’s blessing.