One would think lovelessness would go without saying, but I must include it here. Thus far, we’ve discussed unforgiveness, pride, anger, selfishness, lack of intimacy, distrust, lying, and rebellion. However, none of those things matter if spouses don’t love one another.
1 Corinthians 13:1-8 are some of the most beautiful Scriptures, in my opinion. The verses highlight the purest definition of love. Love is the "perfect bond of unity" (Colossians 3:14) and will hold a marriage together when all else fails.
However, when love lacks within the marriage, God is also missing because God is love. Therefore, having love in your marriage invites the very spirit of God into your marriage. And without God, our marriage is destined to fail. 1 Corinthians 13:8 declares that love never fails. Substitute God for love in that sentence, and we'll see why love never fails.
Space doesn’t allow me to fully dive into ungodly attitudes that wreck Christian marriages. However, I believe the 10 included in this article provide insight into why marriages across the world are failing.
As Christians, I believe our marriages should be a physical representation of Christ’s marriage to the Church. Indeed, in our marriages, the world should see the love, compassion, forgiveness, hope, health, and salvation that are ours through Christ Jesus.
Share this article with your spouse and together pray that the Holy Spirit reveals any ungodly attitudes that are wrecking your marriage. And then commit to rebuilding your marriage, making it stronger and better than ever.
Aretha Grant serves her local church as a bible teacher and elder. She loves writing and is the author of Overcomer: 25 Keys to Walking Victoriously. Aretha resides in Hagerstown, MD with her husband and two youngest children. You can read Aretha’s blog at www.arethagrant.com.
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