Marriage Works!

by Yvonne Chase on March 20, 2011

“Things are changing so much, especially this country; we have kind of failed with marriage. We’re so protective of this really sacred but failed institution. There’s got to be a new model. I don’t know what it is, but maybe it’s like 10 years with a lease to buy or rent to own.”

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A friend of mine is in a very difficult marriage and he is honest enough to tell you this, had I dealt with some serious deep rooted issues prior to marriage, my current reality would be very different.  The same is true for my wife.  Marriage is not the problem, we are.

When God created marriage, he created it with a plan for it to work and he left us a manual with clear instructions on how to handle every area of married life including sex and enjoying each other’s bodies.  There are instructions in the manual on how a husband is to love his wife and there are also instructions to the wife on how she should love her husband.  It leaves no stone unturned on how to have a successful marriage; one that lasts till death do us part.

So, here’s what I recommend, if you’re single and reading this and want to be married, get with God and ask him to show you those areas of your life that need healing.  Let God heal those broken places now.  Do yourself a favor and do your intended spouse a favor and take care of what you can take care of now with God’s help before stepping into what will be the biggest commitment of your life.  I know for sure that had my friend and his wife taken this necessary step, what they are facing now could’ve been avoided.

Something to think about!

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Leila Smith March 21, 2011

Is marriage failing? I don’t think so. I would have to agree with you that its the people who are getting married and giving marriage a bad name. More people focus on the wedding and give little thought to the marriage. Maybe if we spent more time preparing for marriage, we could see a lower divorce rate.

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Deborah Greene March 21, 2011

How can marriage last when people go into it with a get out of jail free card on deck? Many have the mentality of if this doesn’t work, I’m out.

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Daniel Lyons March 21, 2011

My wife and I have been married for 10 years and there have been times when we wanted to call it quits and walk away then we thought about our vows and did what we had to do to not only stay married but enjoy being married. Yes it took a lot of work and self introspection and I believe that is why most people walk away. Who wants to work at anything anymore?

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Sandra March 21, 2011

I love being married. Marriage rocks!

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Paul April 17, 2011

This is a really good read for me. Thanks for posting this informative article.

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