E.Umana here with a topic which you may or may not agree with. Either way, let me know what you think and please use the share buttons.
One Pastor said that it just “burns him up” when the couple hold hands look into each other’s eyes,ready to make vows to one another and they’re gigling like school children.
I feel the same way about the fluff pieces,shown on an otherwise slow news day, about people in scuba diving gear exchanging their vows or in a circle at 15,000 feet in the air with parachutes on their backs or on a roller coaster at 60 miles per hour saying their vows.
If I were a betting man,I would say that there is a good chance that there is no till death do us part in many of those marriages, its more of an adventure,its an as long as you make me feel good type of marriage.
There is nothing wrong with being adventurous;but not being mature enough to set aside some time to reflect on the vows they’re making and the enormity of the covenant in to which they are entering.
Proverbs 19:1 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
Breaking one’s vow is like lying. None of us are perfect,we can only strive to do better and then there are those who have no desire to do better,they have no moral compass to guide them.
God wants you to mean what you say.
Your Vows should not be for richer or richer or for healthier and healthier. Who knows? you make have to take care of you spouse if he/she were to get sick, sometimes for decades.
Annette Funicello (The late actress,who passed away earlier this year from complications from multiple sclerosis), had her husband Glen as her caretaker for over 20 years.
While there are biblical grounds for divorce. God’s name is dishonored in divorce, He created marriage to be lifelong.
When the people who claim to love the Lord,get unsaved lawyers to represent them (they don’t care about or even encourage reconciliation,these lawyers just want to get paid,so tread carefully),instead of consulting their pastor,seeking a marriage counselor or even handling it themselves with God’s word and principles.
It does not please God as it doesn’t cause people to look at you both and say “I want what they have” “Love them once,learn to love them again” Love is not just a feeling,its a choice and commitment as well.
It will hurt your testimony with God.
A real christian marriage should be a model to non christians. All the dirty laundry on display during a divorce does not reflect well on God.
Malachi 2v16 God hates divorce for it covers one’s garments with violence, just think of the need to outdo each other,the need for revenge. manipulating the children to hurt your spouse and come out “on top” in the divorce.
Today, according to Barna research there is barely any difference in the rate of divorce between christians and non christians.
Because of this. Do we run at the first sign of trouble? Of course not. Can God heal your marriage? Most people don’t even give him the chance.
Until Next Time