Today, I believe that God is bringing a new wine into our homes as we go through this study together. To enjoy marital bliss, one must pay the price of togetherness. When we read this Scripture, “Wherefore, whatsoever God has joined together, let no man put asunder”, you will immediately think that there are some people around who want to put your marriage asunder, but the husband or wife can also put their own union asunder by the following acts which must be avoided.
(1)PROMOTING JOB ABOVE MARRIAGE
I am aware of the economic situation of the country that requires both husband and wife to keep jobs but the fact that you are working does not mean your home should fall apart. Some women jump at offers that take them away from home, in the guise of needing a break; they just want their husbands to give them a breathing space. Woman! Go back home and work on your marriage; cultivate intimacy. Some men on the other hand spend all the day at work, until all the strength in them is exhausted and their families can’t enjoy them again. After work sir, go home and enjoy your family!
(2)PROMOTING FRIENDS ABOVE MARRIAGE
Some men have a group of friends that their wives don’t know. Imagine the wives of such men saying, “I don’t understand this,” and he tells the wife that she can’t come within a year to break his relationship with friends he’s been with for years. No! That is wrong; the bible says you should “LEAVE TO CLEAVE”. Maintain singleness mentality in marriage as no form of friendship supersedes your marriage.
(3)PROMOTING RELATIVES ABOVE MARRIAGE
“You leave your family to cleave to your wife.” Your parents should release you totally to your spouse. Literally that scripture refers to detaching you from family and attaching to your spouse. So, your relationship with your spouse is superior to that of any of your family members. Respect and honour your in-laws but never at the expense of your home and it shall be well with you.
Prayer: Lord, I receive divine alignment of my life to the order of God. On every matter that concerns my life especially my marriage, I receive the will of God to prevail in my life. Amen.