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Marriage Is God’s Idea

Author: Chaplain, COL Scott McChrystal, USA (Ret.)

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‘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.” That is why a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.’ (Genesis 2:23–24, NIV)

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 men and women together to become “one flesh.” In practical terms, this means the marriage relationship is intended to be permanent. So where do we go from here?

If you have experienced a divorce, know that God is the God of a second chances. Don’t beat yourself up. If you are presently married, take steps to strengthen your relationship to your spouse. 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.

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