Families are disintegrating before our eyes. Divorce is rampant. Children are hurting. Why? What’s going on? One cause is obvious. Many no longer view marriage as a lasting bond between husband and wife. The divorce rate these days is holding steady at about 50 percent. In Genesis 2, the Bible tells us that God put man and women together to become “one flesh.” In practical terms, this means the marriage relationship is intended to be permanent.
“The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called “woman,” for she was taken out of man.’ For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh” (Genesis 2:23–24, NKJV).
So where do we go from here? If you have experienced a divorce, know that God is the God of a second chance. Don’t beat yourself up. If you are presently married, take steps to strengthen your relationship to your mate. Regardless of the issues that may make staying in the marriage difficult, don’t give up. The Lord can help you. So, will you honor God and His Word? Start today.
If you are dealing with this issue, you do not need to face the challenge alone. Jesus has conquered every challenge so you can move from your present situation to a life of overcoming hope. Invite him to lead you in your journey. He will forgive, comfort, and heal you.
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