From page 103 of Douglas Wilson’s For a Glory and a Covering: A Practical Theology of Marriage:
We have no “right” to marital happiness by whatever means necessary (including easy divorce standards). We do have the grace and privilege of joy in the Lord, but this is quite a different thing (Phil 4:4). This may sound odd to us, but it is only because we have been pounded with secularist propaganda since we were very little. Man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward, and our troubles vary. Some of us have trouble with our health, others with finances, others with difficult neighbors, and still others have family or marriage troubles. When this happens, God is not wronging us. When we fail to recognize this, our attitude about it often does not help correct the problem; it only fosters more discontent. In the transactions between God and man, man is never short-changed.
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