There are all kinds of jokes about the adventures and pitfalls of married life. The husband/wife relationship can often be quite a struggle. It takes a lot of work to make a marriage successful. Marital bliss requires a lot of sacrifice on the part of both the husband and the wife.
Paul writes about this in Ephesians, where he says, “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.” (5:22) and “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” (5:25).
When the wife is willing to live for her husband and the husband is willing to die for his wife…now that marriage is going to work!