"Haven't you read the Scriptures?" Jesus replied. "They record that from the beginning 'God made them male and female.' " And he said, " 'This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.' Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together." (NLT) Matthew 19:4-6
Today my younger son and his beautiful wife celebrated three years of marriage. That day was so exciting. I am celebrating still and pray daily for them to fall more in love as each day passes. I also pray for protection from outside influences that would want to destroy their Holy bond of matrimony.
You don't have to look far to find shattered dreams of happily ever after. Seems the vows are not taken seriously. Almost every family seems to be affected I am sad to say. If you are divorced, I am not standing in judgment by any means, but if you are married, work on staying married with divorce not being an option. If you are in a second or third marriage or beyond that, ask God to help you stay married. Learn to give and take. If you have not asked Jesus to be the center of your marriage do that by all means. If the other person has faults guess what, we all have faults. Learn to forgive, then forget.
Marriages in this country are under fire in many ways. If you are married find ways to be a blessing to your spouse each day. Learn to turn the other cheek and not have your way. Learn to be still and trust God. Pray daily that God would strengthen your marriage.
PRAYER: I thank you for the gift of marriage and the significance it holds to Christ and the church. I know it is not to be entered into lightly. I pray for the divorce rate to stop going up and I command Satan to stop messing up strong marriages. In Jesus' name. Amen.