Debunking Common Marriage Myths and Misconceptions

Debunking Common Marriage Myths and Misconceptions

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Debunking Common Marriage Myths and Misconceptions


Marriage is a beautiful journey that brings two individuals together in love, commitment, and companionship. However, it’s not strange for various myths and misconceptions to obscure people’s perceptions of what a successful marriage entails. In this devotional, we will debunk some of the most prevalent marriage myths and shed light on the realities of married life.

  1. Myth: We will be happy forever
    Many individuals grow up with the false notion that marriage guarantees a lifetime of bliss, happiness, and endless enjoyment. While marriage can indeed bring joy, it’s important to note that challenges and ups and downs are also a part of the journey. Realistic expectations and effective communication are vital in navigating the complexities of married life. Marriage only works for those who work it! 
  1. Myth: Once we love ourselves, we are good!
    Love is undoubtedly important in a marriage, but it’s not the only ingredient for a thriving partnership. Marriage requires commitment, compromise, mutual respect, and ongoing effort from both partners. It requires a lot of prayers and patience! Synergizing your values, trust, and understanding is essential for lasting marital success.
  1. Myth: Incessant Quarrels translate to a failed marriage 
    The reality is that conflict is not necessarily a negative aspect of a marriage. Healthy disagreements can lead to growth, understanding, and deeper emotional connections. It’s how couples handle and resolve conflicts that truly matters. When a couple understands themselves, and is sacrificial, they will stay together for long and have a successful marriage.
  2. Myth: Marriage will make me to be fulfilled
    A common misconception is that marriage will fill the emptiness in our lives and make us whole. While marriage can bring happiness and fulfillment, it’s important to have a sense of self-worth, good self-esteem, personal goals, and interests outside the relationship. Each partner should maintain their individuality while nurturing marital unity.
  3. Myth: Marriage is easy once you are in love
    Marriage requires continuous effort, adjustment, and adaptability. It’s unrealistic to expect a smooth sailing journey without any challenges. Couples should be prepared to navigate through life puzzles and be willing to grow together, learning from each other’s strengths and weaknesses. The commitment to work through difficulties can lead to a deeper and more resilient relationship.

Gen 2:18 (AMPC+) Now the Lord God said, It is not good (sufficient, satisfactory) that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him.

Conclusion:
By debunking these marriage myths and misconceptions, we can approach married life with a more realistic and pragmatic position. Understanding that marriage requires effort, compromise, and acceptance of imperfections can lead to a more fulfilling and harmonious partnership. 

Remember, a successful marriage is built on love, respect, communication, and synergy from the couple.

I hope this devotional helps you in addressing marriage myths and enlightening your readers. If you need any further assistance or have any specific requests, feel free to let me know in the comment section!




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Knowing Who To Marry

Knowing Who To Marry

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Knowing Who To Marry

What is that one thing that is also important in considering who to marry? His faith is important.

Mostly because his faith will influence yours.

It is his faith in God, that will cause him to have the fear of God.

If he has the fear of God, he will never cheat on you.

He would rather protect you and care for you.

He would have the wisdom to live with you and raise a godly family because the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.

Never ever get married to a man who has no regard for God.

It would be the greatest mistake ever!

Well, no matter how much you love him, no matter how much preparation you have made, no matter how much has been spent, if he does not have a relationship with God, pick your bags and bolt!

Run for your life.

Preserve your destiny with your choice.

2Co 6:14-15 (MSG)  
Don’t become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That’s not partnership; that’s war. Is light best friends with dark?  [15]  Does Christ go strolling with the Devil? Do trust and mistrust hold hands?



Knowing Who To Marry

There is no greater partnership than marriage.

Destinies are wedged together.

Souls become tied together.

Afflictions are intertwined and shared.
 
Blessings are shared as well.

In marriage, there is a “knowing” at the highest level as love is consummated.

The husband becomes the cover and the head of the family.

God forbids that the head is sick, for he would only transfer the sickness.

He can only give what he has.

God forbid that the head is foolish, he would only disseminate the foolishness and no more.

He would make foolish decisions and affect the wife and the children, and sometimes, the children’s children!

The mouth of the foolish poureth out foolishness.

Pro 15:2 (KJV)  
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.


Take a look at the Message Translation:

Pro 15:2 (MSG)  
Knowledge flows like spring water from the wise; fools are leaky faucets, dripping nonsense.


May you not have a leaky faucet of a head, dripping nonsense over your destiny!

Knowing Who To Marry

I tell you, as a counselor, that can be frustrating!

How beautiful is it, to have a praying man over your life, to have a man who is faithful to you, who will never cheat on you, not because he doesn’t feel like it but because he fears God!

Go for a man who fears God. This is why pre-marital counseling is important

Go for a God lover!

Go for a God-chaser!

It would put your mind at rest.

You wouldn’t need to add the unrest, suspicion, insecurity, disagreements, and bickering that goes with knowing your spouse is cheating on you to your daily pressures.

Go for peace of mind.

If you are already married and have issues, please don’t give up too quickly. Pray and intercede! Go for therapy as well! Don’t keep quiet and watch things degenerate until it becomes too late!

Divorce is not always God’s direction unless life is threatened.

Take time to intercede and trust God for intervention and you will surely see the salvation of the Lord in Jesus name!
 
May God grant more understanding!




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