I am hearing more and more divorce attorney advertisements. The latest is a local law firm advertising a military divorce class. This class is to teach military personnel about divorce. Some things covered are child support, custody issues, and pension issues.
My first thought is that the world is fighting to gain money off a broken marriage. If you think about it this is great advertising for the law firm. They are gaining potential clients with a free seminar on divorce. The world has made divorce okay and convenient.
My second thought is why is the church not fighting to keep marriages a live. Marriages are unions between the husband, wife, and God. It seems like the church would be doing more to help broken couples reconcile and repair their relationship.
Marriage is very sacred and should be valued. Marriage has been around since the beginning of time when Adam and Eve were joined together as one. It was never God’s plan that a couple would divorce. A marriage should be a lifetime commitment.
Now there are times when you might feel that there is no hope. As long as you both are willing there is hope. You will never be a perfect partner for your spouse but you can be a praying partner. Pray and seek God’s will in your marriage. Seek guidance from your pastor. Seek guidance from other couples that you trust and that will give godly advice. All couples face some issues even those that seem to always have it together.
The struggle is real. Marriage is hard work. It is something that you have to constantly work at. Think about it this way if you do not do your job at work you get fired. If you do not put anything into your marriage you might get fired as a spouse.
As a couple you are going to endure different seasons of your life. Sometimes those seasons might not line up completely with your spouse. Your job is to make them line up. Marriages involve compromise. There is some give and take. Do not focus on how much you are getting, because both should be giving. If this is the case both partners should be satisfied.
If your marriage is in trouble I want you to ask yourself one question: Is my marriage worth fighting for? I pray that you said yes. Forget about calling the divorce attorney. Find a Christian counselor in your area. Go to your pastor. If they cannot counsel you hopefully they know of someone that is qualified. Rekindle your romance. Find that passion again. Seek that love you had in the beginning. I am pretty sure it’s still there, you just let the world interfere with it.
I want to make a challenge to the church as a whole. When there is a couple that is in trouble lets love on them. Let’s be there for them. Let’s guide them and help them as they heal their marriage.