Marriage is a Long-Term, Not a Short-Term, Event

Traditional values set the roadmap for marriage. No one marries expecting the marriage not to last. 

Choosing short-term, rewards immediate gratification and fails to take steps to give your marriage strong roots to nullify our hopes and dreams for a long marriage. 

A long-term view means that you set mutual goals, shared visions, and beliefs that you are not willing to cut and run.