“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth....then He rested...then He put man in the Garden to work it... and He created woman... a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife and become one Flesh…”
There you have it! The beginning was supposed to be the end-state.
God created us, man and woman, to hold fast to each other for life but regrettably, as “modern life” would have it, that is not too common.
So what do we do about it?
As Believers in Christ and all of us called to the Great Commission how do we support God’s Plan and decelerate the growth of split marriages?
I believe Biblical church-sponsored Marriage Mentoring is one very effective answer. I think (big disclaimer here – me thinking is always a danger!) 🙂 that everyone who considers splitting their marriage should first consider alternatives. Marriage splits are never simple, especially when children are involved – and it does not matter how old they are.
Marriage Mentoring allows for a chance to see God’s Plan and really get a heavy dose of God’s Grace and have the happiest possible outcome of the world's trials that we all go through. It was that for us. Because although once we even thought “we knew better than God” - we stuck to His plan instead. Now I can’t imagine a life any different nor any better! To coin a movie title from the Christmans Season, our marriage is truly a “Wonderful Life”.
If you are in any church with a Marriage Ministry seek assistance there.
Look for ways that God is using your current hurt and seek out couples who are willing to help. Trust me – you’ll be glad you did. We are living proof of that.