When there is a challenge or a conflict in marriage, people always look for an alternative to their partner without separating. Most of the time, a man finds this alternative in his work, he just goes out and doesn’t come back on time, he becomes a workaholic.
In the first chapter of the book of Genesis, God mentioned things that must not replace your wife. The garden and the animals were not to be a replacement for Eve. God said it is not good for a man to be alone, He checked everything that He created before He made that statement. At that time, each of those things that were already present was a potential replacement and when a man is frustrated at home, he tends to go back to them.
Women also look for alternatives. Because the woman does not have as many broad things to do like the man, she simply goes into a shell and then begins to pile up memories, and you know the mind of a woman works like a machine, they hardly forget things.
The truth of the matter in marriage is this – if you won’t marry you are not sinning, but once you consent to marry, it is wedlock and there is no exit.
You must still ‘do’ even 50 years into marriage and I pray that will be your testimony in Jesus’ name. Remember the story of the mad man of Gadarenes, he wanted to follow Jesus after he was delivered but Jesus told him to go back home (Mark 5:1-20); every man must receive that same mandate to go back home, don’t run away from home, go back home!
PRAYER: Lord, I pray that my marriage will be heaven on earth in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Hosea 4:1-5:15, 2 John 1:1-13, Psalm 125:1-5, Proverbs 29:9-11