If you are indeed reading this, I can only assume that you are computer-literate. If you are then most likely you participate in some form of social media, which also means that you are familiar with filling out online forms of various information.
Yes, we are all familiar with the constantly updated statuses of Facebook and the consistent tweets of our Twitter timelines. The plethora of information seems almost never-ending. But the one portion of our various social media options that I noticed changes almost faithfully is the relationship status.
Single. In a relationship. Married. Separated. Widowed. Divorced. It’s complicated…
What does that even mean? It’s complicated? The widowed and divorced I understand, but “it’s complicated”? I’ve always been under the impression that if you aren’t married, you’re single. Somewhere along the line all these other options were added. What’s complicated and when did it become complicated? It’s either one or the other. You’re either married or you’re single, right?
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
It’s true. We live in a world where divorce is more common than marriage itself. People get married in a whim and divorce the next week. It’s seems a though very few people actually take their marriage vows seriously anymore. Even with the implementation of premarital counseling, the institution of marriage is still failing miserably, and at an alarming rate?
People aren’t faithful or dedicated.
My parents will be married for 40 years this summer. 40 years! Astounding and seemingly incomprehensible. But possible. I have not been privy to a fraction of the issues that they have faced over the past four decades but what I do know is they were both dedicated to the commitment they made to God and to each other. They were faithful to God and God was faithful to their marriage. No, they didn’t get along all the time. In fact, sometimes I wonder how they managed to stay together in one house for so long without blowing each other up. But they did.
I’m saying all of this to say, if you’re married, Nothing can make you I married but divorce. You work on what you can work on, pray on what you can pray on and God will do the rest. So stop with the relationship statuses. It’s actually not complicated at all.
Encouraging Words for the Insane Wife
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