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Marriage is a lifetime covenant that is intended to reflect the covenant-keeping heart of God. So many of our sisters are crying out for Godly advice when it comes to their hurting relationships at home. Please display wisdom and compassion as a friend, sharing your personal advice and sharing God’s Word.
There is no marriage that God can not heal. Within marriages, there is no person or persons that God can not change.
“However, I say to you, love your enemy, bless the one who curses you, do something wonderful for the ones who hate you, and respond to the very ones who persecute you by praying for them.” (Matthew 5:44)
God will use the very rough edges of each partner in marriage to conform the other to the image of Christ.
Always refer back to God’s Word when it comes to advice…
“In the same way the church is devoted to Christ, let the wives be devoted to their husbands in everything.
And to the husbands, you are to demonstrate love for your wives with the same tender devotion that Christ demonstrated to us, His bride.
For He died for us, sacrificing Himself to make us holy and pure, cleansing us through the showering of the pure water of the Word of God.
All that He does in us, is designed to make us a mature church for his pleasure, until we become a source of praise to Him – glorious, radiant, beautiful and holy, without fault or flaw.” (Ephesians 5:24- 27)
Remember that God’s grace is sufficient to enable a woman to be faithful to her husband and to persevere in extending “Christ-like” love and forgiveness. We should always seek to show and encourage others how much God extends grace and love through challenging times, especially in covenant relationships.
We are accountable to God for how we answer those who are hurting, family and friends alike. Please proceed with caution and include God’s Word above your own “feelings” when you offer helpful encouragement to those in a struggling covenant relationship.