the legally or formally recognized union of two people as partners in a personal relationship (historically and in some jurisdictions specifically a union between a man and a woman).
Partners in a personal relationship hmm, that’s an interesting concept.
“So they are no longer two, but one. God has joined them together, so no one should separate them.””
2. Matthew 19:6 ERV
So the two partners in a personal relationship become one?
I say yes they do. Not one body but thinking with one mind. Thinking toward the same goals for the family. Using shared ideas to solve everyday life situations. Considering the other person when you make decisions, that’s how you become one. It’s not a magic wand that makes it happen, it’s working together. Remember to love each other even when the situation appears bigger than you. It’s trusting God together, where two or more are gathered in his name, he is in the mix. Just think how powerful a married couple is, God is already a part of the marriage and then you add prayer, nothing can come against your family and survive if you incorporate prayer.
““Jeremiah, I am the Lord. I am the God of every person on the earth. You know that nothing is impossible for me.””
3. Jeremiah 32:27 ERV
So, Trust God with your marriage, go to him in prayer and watch things turn around.
Honesty, purity and sacrifice
As you struggle in your marriage I challenge you to remain sexual pure. I don’t mean virginal but I mean you should only give your body to your husband. I know you’re mad or your needs aren’t being met or maybe you are separated physically and emotionally. Whatever the reason you choose it’s an excuse to do what you want. Keep yourself pure not because Jesus won’t forgive your but because one day you will have to forgive yourself. I know you think you will be able to shrug this off later because you have your reasons. But let me keep it real for you, if you love yourself and you love God your conscious will not let this rest and you have just given the enemy a way to torment you. He will taunt you and remind you how you failed God and he will be relentless. Let me help you save yourself the trouble.
It’s not easy but I challenge you to take this time to heal yourself, heal the reasons why you think this is acceptable knowing you are married or in a committed relationship. Ask God to show you YOU! I beg of you to let God heal you, it will be rough, you will have to remember things so deep and dark that you think you will break but my sister, I tell you to trust God with it. He got you.. let your Faith go to work and do he heavy lifting.
“He said to her, “Dear woman, you are made well because you believed. Go in peace. You will not suffer anymore.””
Mark 5:34 ERV
My sister I know that marriage is hard, I know that people let you down and break your heart, I know that and God does too, that is why he tells you that he will never leave you, he knows what’s coming. But remember, all things work to the good for those who love God and who are called according to his purpose. Yes that’s you, if you were born, you have a purpose. Even this thing you are dealing with know has a purpose. Ask God to help you understand, but be ready to work. I can promise you he will help but I can’t promise what it will look like. Just know that in the end, you will be better.
“Now, about sex and marriage: Drink only the water that comes from your own well,”
Proverbs 5:15 ERV