Marriage in Crisis

- The Problem: Do you feel like the fire of your marriage has burned out? Is there a lack of intimacy between you and your mate? Does a wall exist that blocks communication and fellowship? Well, if you answered yes to these questions, there is a solution to your marital problems; his name is Jesus! He is the answer. Jesus is the one that will keep and protect husbands and wives so that their marriages will last, grow and flourish. John 16:33 states, “these things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” Marriage Marriage is the most profound, intense, and intimate of all human relationships. Unity is the central precept of marriage. However, many couples are experiencing a sense of disharmony, loneliness, and frustration in their marriages. God did not create marriage for couples to endure heartache and distress. Rather, He created a glorious union that requires a total commitment. Marriage is designed to allow couples to experience happiness, joy, unity, and pleasure in the here and now! Why are marriages problematic? (Hosea 4:6) “My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge....” A lack of knowledge allows Satan to gain an advantage in marriage. He seeks to destroy all marriages. Although this union is entered into by natural means, it is however, a spiritual act. Satan attacks marriages to bring disharmony and strife to destroy the bond of unity. Marriage is meant to unify a husband and wife. Nevertheless, Satan understands that there is an inherent power in God’s principle of unity. Therefore, Satan seeks to render the married couple powerless to enjoy the beauty of marriage. There is hope for all marriages. A happy home is built on the concepts of loyalty and commitment. God instructs in (Gen 2:24), “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh”. The word “cleave” is powerful. It means to be adhered to or glued to. This glue is the commitment that is needed for marriages to survive. There is no conflict in marriage that is so great that faithful, commitment can not solve. Therefore, before you give up on your marriage, trust God. He will instruct you and give you the power to have a strong, committed marital relationship so wonderful that it will be as days as heaven on earth! Lloyd is a professional educator and Uneeda is a Board Certified Christian Therapist. Their focus is on counseling pre-married couples and married couples in crisis by showing them biblical principles for recovery and restoration. To contact Lloyd and Uneeda, call 281-583- 0841.