Marriage Protection – You Have A Responsibility To Protect Yours (Part 2 of 2)


It is a relatively easy decision to insure our properties and other assets in life. In a short space of time, we would have made decisions on which company to source services to install our electric fence, CCTV, alarms; provide insurance and health cover. 

Marriage Protection – You Have A Responsibility To Protect Yours (Part 2 of 2)

But why do people, who have all these expensive insurances; still find themselves separated or divorced from their marriage spouses? Do they ever think of protecting their marriage institutions? What can people do to try and protect their marriages?

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11. Recognise that work can be a danger zone. Don't lunch alone or take coffee breaks with the same person (of the opposite sex). When you travel with a co-worker, meet in public rooms only.

12. Avoid emotional intimacy with attractive alternatives to your spouse. Resist the desire to rescue an unhappy soul who pours his or her heart out to you.

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. Don't put yourself in the position to get those uncomfortable feelings.

14. If a friendship with the opposite sex 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.

Marriage Protection – You Have A Responsibility To Protect Yours (Part 2 of 2)
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 – 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.

May God help you to protect our holy matrimony.

Tapiwa Zuze

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