Working On Your Marriage To Make Marriages Work
I have often heard that marriages are not working out and divorce was thought and has actually been used by many to deal with it. Is this the right way to deal with marriage problems?
One of the sweetest things that can happen to a human being is getting married. What does getting married imply? That you are no longer available for yourself alone!
Getting married is joining yourself to another person of the opposite sex so two of you will live together as one.
Before you criticize me, I have taken a very narrow view about marriage and I have restricted myself to the Bible view of marriage.
The bible states in Genesis Chapter One from verse 26; "Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
It follows that God created us male and female and charged us to be fruitful and increase and fill the earth.
However, God had plans for human beings. Therefore in Genesis Chapter 2, from verse 18, we read that; "The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame." I will write an article on being naked and not being ashamed soon.
Basically, we are getting married because of companionship which we get from being together.
Staying Married And Working On Your Marriage To Make Marriages Work
After we have got married, it is our duty to stay married. You have to make your marriage work whichever way we look at it. Adjustments are necessary between the two persons in marriage so they can accommodate their individual lifestyles and blend them together for harmonious existence.
I do not think that divorce is an option. while I will not argue with those that are contemplating divorce due to difficulties encountered in their marriages, I believe it is better to stay married than divorced.
However, staying married to the same spouse may be an issue which I leave for you to ponder on.
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