Marriage: Do More Than Give It Your Best Shot

"We gave it our best shot" was the only recourse for why the famed couple filed for divorce citing the all too often and repugnantly repeated reason termed "irreconcilable differences."

Blond, Blond and Facebook

Florida girl Kelly Katrina Hildebrandt and Texas boy Kelly Carl Hildebrandt, we'll just call them Katrina and Carl, had one thing unusually in common – their first and last names.

Sure, amidst the Mideast turmoil, loss of religious freedoms and onslaught of ungodly gay marriage coming against all things moral in America, the universe didn't explode over this revelation of shared names, but it seemed to for this cute couple.

He was blond-haired and handsome; she was beautiful, blond and bubbly. Facebook played a hand in destiny, so it seemed, and helped bring these two together. Seemed like an ordinary FB romance that went from emails to a full romantic wedding; this average couple hit the jackpot with instant fame and was featured, believe it or not, on People magazine and even the Today show!

They could not have more going for them! So what happened to tear this star-struck, good-looking couple apart? Something horrible? Adultery or tragedy or even a life of lies? We don't know. But one thing we do know is that they were interviewed by NBC 6 and had few words to say, one being, "We gave it our best shot."

Your Perspective in Your Beginning Tells a Lot About Your Destination

The Bible says in Proverbs 23:7, "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee."

Honestly, we know of couples and stories of couples that have overcome tremendous obstacles – both in their personal lives and in their marital life. Even those who started out wrong have come to a place of power, love and a strong marriage.

It's not so much how you start that dictates your end – it's more of "why" you started that affects future direction.

Till Hard Times Do Us Part

It's simply amazing to us how many times "irreconcilable differences" is cited as the force and thrust behind ripping apart what God has joined together. But it's true, nevertheless.

Couple after couple skim right over the "till death do us part" only to let go of commitment and promise because of things that once was deemed irrelevant. Hard times, failure, no success, poverty, misunderstandings, conflicts – all secondary to the main focus – marry for a lifetime.

Carl summed up their immature lack of commitment to NBC 6 when he said, "She's a Florida girl, and I'm a Texas guy."

So what? Culture should never pull apart a marriage. Marriage must always override pride, culture, and self to always amalgamate to unity within the bonds of marriage.

If culture and other external influences are biting at your marriage, get rid and let go of those things. Your marriage is more important than anything, or anyone else.

And that's the words that should have been said by Carl and Katrina. "We almost lost our marriage to being pulled apart, but we held on to each other."

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