“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” Hebrews 13:4
Most marriages don’t instantaneously fall apart and dismantle. There is often an unnoticed chipping away at the fabric of this godly institution by the world’s ideas and concepts. Sometimes ideas creep into our subconscious and many people wake up one day feeling out of love and with the deep desire to separate.
Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.” Song of Solomon 2:15
Marriages need constant pruning and to be constantly placed before God for their maintenance and survival. Solomon wrote of catching those small things in the vineyard of love that are likely to spoil our vineyards. We have to work hard at love and ask God to show us areas where we can and need to make improvements for our marriages to continue to flourish.
The idea of divorce and remarriage have become extremely pervasive. Moses was instructed to write the certificate of divorce due to the hardness of the people’s hearts. Mark 10:4 There are times when a marriage is an unsafe place due to constant abuse and neglect or perpetual infidelity. And at these times persons should be supported to separate to preserve their life and sanity.
Other marriages are eroded overtime like a constant ongoing landslip or the erosion of a seabed. I scarcely have all the answers but my confidence is in God to help us preserve as best we can and to restore and recover in areas where possible.
We continue to pray for the restoration and maintenance of godly marriages where godly children can be raised to continue to preserve God’s intended institution of marriage and family.