Marriage is a social institution as old as the human race itself. It may be defined as a relation between a man and a woman who is recognized by custom or law and involves certain rights and duties, both in the case of the parties entering the Union, and in case of the children born.
Allah has created the husband the protector and the most responsible person in the relationship of Nikah. Husband is better in rational thinking than the wife in many cases.
The intentions on marriage and the intentions in marriage are different from each other but are equally important in Islam. For all Muslims, the intentions they have on marriage should be good and pure and must show that they take this institute as a very important one and strive to enter in it with a pure heart.
Sure, a successful marriage takes giving importance to the big things in your relationship like finances, the house, the kids but have you ever stopped and taken notice of the small things in your marriage? Or rather have you stopped and noticed the tiny things that make your spouse who they are.
There are lots of things we can do to our marriages as Muslims to make them work out. We can try to make them happy marriages (which is the first thing we think of when we enter into this union), we try to make it a content marriage and we try to make it a successful marriage.