This article is part of our larger resource meant to inspire and encourage your prayer life when you face uncertain times. As Jesus said, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible Mark 10:27. With every blog post, Jennifer is exalts the one true God who can empower us to do more than we can ask or imagine. Marriage is the first institution created by God. If you are concerned about whether you have biblical grounds for divorce, you will need to commit the matter to prayer and study. Sadly, all these fruits are prone to blossom within the marriage union. Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? So statistically, our first marriage has the best chance for success! To the rest I say I, not the Lord that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he should not divorce her.
Do not allow such language to reduce your thoughts back to the doormat mentality. There is a third instance in which we believe remarriage is acceptable in Scripture. Introduction: Every family has disagreements. Competent pastors and wise counselors can give you a better perspective on yourself and how to save your marriage. What will you do, if your wife refuses your best efforts at dealing with marital conflicts? By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. But this marriage counselor just uses the term to mean four terrible problems. Second, you need the church of Jesus Christ surrounding you.
Ladies, if your husband works regular hours at his job to provide for you and the family, how often do you tell him you appreciate it? It must be repented of and corrected as an act of the will! Infect your mate to follow suit and destroy those four marriage problems before they destroy your marriage! Paul said this to the Philippian church who was struggling with an internal conflict cf. A girl is attracted to a man who sweeps her off her feet, gives her goose bumps, makes her feel like a queen. Listen to Your Spouse's Viewpoint. Let the healing begin with me. This tends to blow the problems out of proportion.
Train me to hear Your voice and respond without hesitation. Sometimes a couple starts out trying to resolve a problem, but one insults the other, then the other returns an insult. When she fails to thank you for the many things you have done to support her, you are to love her anyway, and continue to provide for her. Galatians 6:2 - Bear one another's burdens. A husband often gets a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment from his work.
Earlier I quoted from the discussion between Christ and the Pharisees in Matthew 19. Isaiah 40:1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. If only one person obeys God, the other person can keep the problem alive. The command is emphasized to the man. Acts 8:22 - Peter told Simon to repent and pray for forgiveness.
You sent a wind over the earth and caused the waters to recede. Change may not come quickly or easily, and two people seldom change at the same rate of speed, but you must patiently keep doing your part. But when we realize we can choose to love, then we realize we can put love into a marriage. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Deal with what God places on your heart, and wait on Him to change her. Today, I offer You my faith in Your ability to bring Jesus into this world from a virgin girl. Success, happiness and peace depend on treating your mate the way you would want to be treated.
A successful marriage must include the understanding that even after years of marriage, neither mate will achieve perfection. It's imperative to be patient when communicating. When both are willing to give in for the good of the group, then the solution definitely will be found. Heal Our Marriage As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. In chains, Paul talks about his faith and trust in Christ and how it had changed his whole perspective on suffering. Most of us accept this view of authority regarding salvation, worship, church organization, etc. Obviously, no Christian man really wants that kind of a wife, though men often reduce their wives to second class citizen status, by the way they thoughtlessly treat these delicate creatures.
King Solomon was an example of one who followed other gods because of his foreign wives. You have pleased God, even when it made no rational sense. Once you begin, you just might create a domino effect. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches the birds of the air can perch in its shade. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery. The devil has her heart, as sure as he had the heart of Eve.
Thomas adds, The image I use in Sacred Marriage is that we need to learn how to 'fall forward. You know that to be true, if you will think about it. It was this very sin that Eve first committed, of letting the Serpent sweep her off her feet and deceive her. Husband, in the face of your wifes worst criticism, you must keep on loving that woman, unconditionally, sacrificially, anyway. Many men do, in rebellion against God.
Reverence that very man, strange as that may sound to you now, after all you have been through. But the same struggles that drive us apart also shed light on what we value in marriage. Don't think that you must reach a final decision the first time a matter is brought up. If the husband does not express appreciation, the wife should still find a sense of accomplishment in seeing her children develop and in knowing above all that God is pleased. Even if an unhappy marriage results from a believer being married to an unbeliever, there is always the possibility the believing spouse can lead the unbelieving spouse to the Lord by his or her chaste conduct and kind demeanor. God, I trust that You see me and know what I am going through.