I just read an article in Psychology Today called 5 Truths About Marriage
This article helps replace the magic thinking nonsense about marriage that draws people to commit with a more honest, healthy, practical focus on what marriage is and why it is precious even if nobody is ever perfect in marriage.
This article is short but it sets expectations honestly. It helps us see that marriage is not a hope for luck but a promise to be kept. It helps us see the beauty of keeping one’s wedding promises. And those promises are not only precious but vital to the children, to the rest of the family, to society, and to the moral principles of marriage and keeping one’s word.