Marital Problems

In the beginning God performed the first marriage between Adam and Eve, the first human beings made by our creator, and they were told to multiply and fill the earth. A family is built on wisdom that comes from our divine creator, and by understanding it the foundation for the home will be established. The challenges of life these days can make us angry, which can often lead to disputes and sometime a break in one’s relationship. If anger has caused marital problems in your relationship, the first step is to admit you have a problem. Yelling, cursing, and fighting are not an appropriate way to handle challenges in life. All too often, these signs of extreme anger deepen the problem and never heal the wounds caused by you or others.

 

So, how can we respond to the challenges in life more calmly than showing anger and blame that tends to create more problems. The Bible says, “To trust in the Lord with all your heart and to lean not on your own understanding and in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5–6).

 

Proverbs 9:1 says, “Through wisdom, the home is built. . . . The promises in God’s Word declare that His blessings will be upon our family and home if we choose to obey Him and obey His command.”

 

The Scripture says, “Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesian 4:32; KJV).

 

 

Scripture Verses for Meditation

 

“The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, ‘Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?’ And He answered and said to them, ‘Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning “made them male and female.”’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’? ‘So then, they are no longer two but one flesh.  Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate’” (Matthew 19:3–9).

 

“Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.  And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4:31–32).

 

“Submitting to one another in the fear of God” (Ephesians 5:21).

 

“And the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him’” (Genesis 2:18).

 

“Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).

 

“Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered” (1 Peter 3:7).

 

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you”

(Matthew 6:33).

 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Galatians 5:23).

 

“But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD” (Joshua 24:15).

 

 

Prayer

 

Heavenly Father, thank You for creating marriage in the beginning between Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden with Your love, peace, and joy. Thank You for all the promises of blessing Your Word imparts to us, especially for Your promise that You will increase us and not diminish us (Jeremiah 29:6). Lord, help us to continually walk in Your righteousness, judgment, lovingkindness, mercy, and faithfulness (Ephesians 5:22–23). Lord, show us how to render benevolence toward each other, as Your Word commands. Teach us to be mutually submissive, through love, toward each other in the same way that Your Son, our Lord and Savior, loves His church, the people He gave His very life to redeem. Thank You, Father for making those who love and obey You members of the Body of Christ. Even though this is a mystery to us, thank You for the example Christ has given us concerning marriage. Help us to live up to all Your expectations, Father, through love and reverence toward each other (Ephesians 5:22–23). In Jesus’s name. Amen.

 

All Scripture verses are taken from the King James Version and New King James Version of the Bible.

 

By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Contributor for Scriptural Readings and Moments of Meditation; e-mail: cburns@naavets.org

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