I love hanging out with newlyweds. They are so cute and in love. I think that people who have been married a while tend to dismiss that desire to serve each other, forgive each other, and be intentional about having a good marriage. They adapt the attitude of “Oh, just wait! Once you experience the real world of marriage, you won’t be like this!” That cynicism and jaded response seems justified. It is absolutely true that the cute couple in early wedded bliss has no way of knowing what is ahead. They haven’t seen the worst of their spouse yet. They haven’t been hurt by the one who is supposed to love them the most. They haven’t been exhausted with young babies, or in the throes of foreclosure on their home. They haven’t experienced the stress of a move or job loss or infertility.