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The Principles of Marriage

July 6, 2014

In this day and time, we hear more and more people getting divorced. Was there love from the start? People are marrying for the wrong reasons.

In any relationships, there first have to be respect, honest and truthfulness. I have heard people say they would not marry a spouse less educated, had a low credit score, earned a lesser salary, did not own their own home or brought less to the table.

I did not hear anyone say: “I love them and we can make it work”. What if Jesus only died for the sinless? Where would we be? Jesus said “love your spouses as Christ has loved the church”. Without God and love, every relationship is doomed from the start. Some people can only bring love, honest and respect to the table. Should that be enough? A relationship is built and not bought. Struggling increase the strength of a relationship. Anything that is not worth working for is not worth having. Some people are looking for a “ready built” family where the spouse already own their home and is financial secure.

While running the streets, I became tired. I prayed and asked God for a wife that would love me and I could love her in return. I did not ask for a beautiful wife but God saw fit to bless me with a beautiful wife. I did not ask for a wife with an 820 credit score, own her own home and made six figures. God blessed me with a beautiful, kind, unselfish and a wife that loved me in return. If you are seeking a spouse, pray, wait patiently upon God and accept the person He sends into your life. While we are looking for that cute, beautiful, sexy spouse, we may reject our blessings. Cuteness will fade away, a person will put on pounds but love will keep the relationship together. I have heard people destroy and modify the meaning of being “unequal yoke”. One lady stated “my husband is not saved, therefore I can put him away because we are “unequal yoked”. People are searching for a “perfect spouse” when they are not perfect. Marriage is about overlooking your spouse faults as they overlook your faults. Together, bring your faults to the table and be able to compromise, listen, understand and forgive. Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord. (Isaiah 1:18)

If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her.   And a woman who has a husband, who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him.  For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. If the unbeliever departs, let him depart. (1 Corinthians 7:12-15a)

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

 

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One Comment
  1. Great post, sounds like a conversation Pastor and I had. Good word!

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