‘For Better, For Worse’ In Marriage

‘For Better, For Worse’ In Marriage

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We used to hear this phrase a lot long time ago, but nowadays, we hardly hear such a thing.
The world has gone digital, fast and every body seems busy.

Knowledge has made people to replace old values with modern ones. The question is does modernization makes our conclusions about marriage right?

The modern day view of marriage is contractual while the good old days view marriage in Gods eyes as a covenant.

Contractual view says, you do this, then I do that’. While covenant says, I will do this for you because I am committed to you. It doesn’t really matter what you do or don’t do’.

Marriage as a contract is always based on negotiations, convenience, and protection of self. Each spouse maintain their lanes and do what is expected. Otherwise, the marriage contact does not work and they go their separate ways which means separation or divorce.

In this case, marriage is not for a common goal. There is no fulfilling purpose or destiny together on view. There is no sense of purpose or God bringing the couples together to fulfill a mandate or an assignment.

All that is involved is ‘I am attracted to you, and you to me. We have a love connection between us and we are good to go’.

Marriage is for better, for worse. This is a little scary which brings with it a sense of awe. Two hearts and should beating as one is a mystery. That mystery can only be unraveled by the help of divinity.

Here, there is a sense of a divine assignment. Marriage is not just lived on their terms but on the terms of God, who is the covenant witness and judge in the marriage union.

Each couples live their lives following a particular road map created by the creator. That means there is a supervisory role performed by God.

The husband cannot just do whatever he likes to do, neither can the wife do whatever she likes or wishes in the marriage.

There are guiding principles, guiding both husband and wife. There is a race set before each one to run, and each one runs with passion looking to God for grace to accomplish his/her race.

Here the wife is protected as well or as much as the husband is protected too. Both husband and wife have a common father who protects their interest.

It is not based on human standards that the rights of the husband is protected above the wife. Where the woman is subjected to servitude.

Or in some cultures, where the wife is overly protected above the husband.

Marriage is indeed till death so us part.

May God grant us grace to do His will.

God bless our marriage.

My marriage is blessed.

Lord, help me to live marriage as you ordained.

Matthew 19:6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Go through your marriage vows again.

Matt 19

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