Protecting The Marriage Institution (Part 3 of 3)

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Marriage forms the core component of humanity and society at large. It was initiated by God himself for Adam when he saw that “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him” – Genesis 2:18. After the making of Eve, and her subsequent ‘delivery’ to Adam; that’s how the marriage institution was formulated. In the process God gave an instruction that “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” – Genesis 2:24. 

Protecting The Marriage Institution (Part 3 of 3)

Check out the preceding articles on this series:
Part 1: https://www.tapiwazuze.com/2019/06/protecting-marriage-institution-part-1.html
Part 1: https://www.tapiwazuze.com/2019/06/protecting-marriage-institution-part-2.html

However, even though the marriage institution was founded by God Himself; it has now been vandalized and bastardised by people to the extent that it is no longer viewed as an institution of importance. Some people have even gone on to declare that ‘I will never be married’; based on their previous encounters and experience. Has the marriage institution gone that bad? What can we do to restore ‘normalcy and acceptance’ to this institution of primary importance? Let’s explore the basic ways in which We can improve our marriages for the better.

13. Beware of recreating alone with a member of the opposite sex. For instance, if I like to horseback ride and my husband doesn't, but this guy will go with me, sharing something I love with another man might get to me to develop feelings I don't want to have for him.. But that is the difference between me and someone who cheats - I don't put myself in the position to get those 'uncomfortable' feelings. 

Protecting The Marriage Institution (Part 3 of 3)

14. If a friendship with the opposite sex meets needs that only your mate should be meeting, end it quickly. It may be a painful loss at first, but it isn't nearly as painful as temptation that has given birth to sin. 

15. Plant protective hedges early before problems take root. Know that if you plant hedges in your marriage before you find yourself in a threatening situation, you can prevent many problems from taking root and nip affairs in the bud. 

16. Be honest with yourself. If you're dressing to please someone else or lingering in the parking lot hoping that person will ask you to lunch, stop now, before you've gone too far. If you're in doubt as to what conduct is inappropriate, ask yourself, 'Would I do this in front of my spouse?' Here is a simple rule to keep you on the straight and narrow: If you'd have to hide it or lie about it; just don't do it. 

17. If your spouse is unwilling to build a marital hedge with you, know that any hedge you attempt to build yourself will be blessed by God. Most of all, keep praying. Because your marriage is a portrait of His relationship with His church, you can be sure God desires it to be a beautiful one. 

Protecting The Marriage Institution (Part 3 of 3)


 Stay blessed!

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