Posts tagged Marriage

In my opinion, one of the most tragic things you can do as a believer is to not consult God before making a decision. As a child, one of the scriptures our drill team recited was Proverbs 3:5-6.

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (NKJV)

I can hear the obligated “Ma’am!” we had to belt out after we finished. If only I knew then what I know now! (*Insert your own praise break*) I can’t count how many hardships I could have avoided.

I will be honest. Even though I consider myself to be somewhat of a mature Christian, this is something I still struggle with. It seems to be a mountain that hubby and I are continuing to go around. As of late we’re repeatedly telling each other, “You are going to learn to listen to God one day.” We know that His grace is keeping us. But how much better could things be if we humbled ourselves and accepted that we aren’t wise enough to make decisions on our own? After all, the bible does say there’s a way that seems right to a man, but in the end there’s death. (Proverbs 14:12)

This is true for every decision that a believer makes, especially when it comes to marriage. 

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Oh... THAT'S How You Took It?

            As I wrote What God Has Joined Together, I knew I was going to receive criticism. The world is quick to root for the demise of a marriage, and the respect once given for a couple's marital longevity decreases on a daily basis. Frankly, people don't honor marriage anymore. The fight to stay married isn't glorified, either. In fact, over the weekend I was especially perturbed by a Facebook video that showed a popular speaker telling his viewers that God approves divorce if your spouse lies. (Uuuuummm... What scripture is that?) Everyone seems to want to walk away, so I knew that when I presented the story of a marriage traumatized by infidelity that survived by the grace of God, everyone wasn't going to be happy. I didn't, however, expect the flood of angry emails (and a few unfavorable reviews) that came after the book release.

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