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A Divine Marriage
|A divine marriage begins
on a firm foundation based on the living life of Jesus Christ,
namely the Holy Spirit. Who is Jesus? What did Jesus do for you?
Have you accepted Jesus as your personal savior? Answering these
three simple questions will give you the understanding to know if you
are basing your marriage upon the Rock of Life. If you direct your
marriage upon the rock, nothing can destroy it.
The foundation of Christ has no flaws or holes in it. God designed this foundation for those couples who would like to stay happily married for ever-after. The life of Jesus is our Christian example to follow with steadfast dedication.
If you are unsure of what it is
you want for your marriage or if you do not have any definite
values and principles that you believe in for your marriage it
will be difficult to stay firm upon any
belief that would take you away from trusting in "self."
The foundation of "self" trusts
in the feelings generated through the self, and absorbs the
marriage commitment through self-made ideas and beliefs that do
not have any godly values and principles attached to it.
Issues within the marriage do not get the attention they deserve
when the "self cannot apply the proper foundation and get the
matter resolved appropriately. Therefore, more problems arise,
resentment fills the marriage, hearts become hardened and bitter,
and divorce settles in. At this point, the grass seems
greener on the other side of the fence. But is it?
On the wrong side of the fence, couples base marriage upon what is seen rather then what is not. What they see confirms their beliefs that what they are doing for their marriage is good and right. This is how many couples justify their behavior in the marriage. There are many. many things that seem good and right in the world that have been created by man for man. Yet none of these things are found in the word of God or established by God.
yourself, "what do I value about myself?" Is it
my job? My career? My looks? My house? Ask yourself, "what do I
value for my marriage?" More money? Status? A bigger
house? These are some of the things that control and overpower
the "self". We put so much trust in these
material possessions and use them for anchors when times are tough
in our marriage. The foundation of "self" has ruled the
heart in so many marriages of today and to such a degree that many
couples feel there is no other way to cope with their problems. Many things
we see in the world seem to be important and very real to us,
and we use these things to fall back on when our marriage starts
to shatter. But these things are the precursor to temptation and
aren't really important at all and do not mean anything for you in
your marriage unless you base them on your marriage and who you
are in the marriage.
Some of you might have a lot of soul searching to do. Find out what it is that you really want for your marriage. Relationship books can't help your marriage or fill your emptiness. They are only temporary solutions. It is a little bit deeper then trying to figure out how to communicate or forgive or let go of resentment. None of these things would be a problem in a Christ based marriage! You have a choice. Make the right one.
by Angie Lewis Copyright©2002
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