“When a man marries a new wife, he shouldn’t go to the army, nor obligate himself for any matter; he must be free for his home for one year and gladden his wife.”
~ Deuteronomy 24:5
Getting married is an exceptionally special time and good reason to celebrate.
But why quash all responsibilities beyond the marriage for the first year?
Like any long-term process, marriage is built brick-by-brick on the foundations we initially lay. The stronger the foundation, the higher we can build. While losing a war is terrible, a generation of broken homes is worse.
Don’t be impatient. Great homes need strong foundations. Take the time to lay the floor before putting the roof on.