7 Scriptures for Troubled Married Couples
For a few decades now, it’s been no secret that divorce is something that reportedly half of all married Americans, seemingly both in and out of the church, do. And if you tack onto that the fact that over 20 percent of men and almost 20 percent of women have admitted to cheating on their spouse, some might wonder if getting married is even worth it.
And then there’s the flip side. Not only is there solid data supporting the fact that marriage continues to be better for one’s health and longevity, but then there’s the spiritual element to consider. For one thing, the Bible opens up with the marriage of Adam and Eve and God himself declaring that it is not good for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18). It also closes with “the marriage” of Christ to his Church. So clearly, from a spiritual perspective, no matter what the world is doing (Luke 6:26-Message), marriage is still a vital and relevant component of believers. A foundational relationship for the body of Christ.
So, no wonder that it continues to be a union that is so much under attack. Being that the word tells us that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but principalities (Ephesians 6:10-20), it’s important to keep in mind that if you are struggling in your marriage right now, you need to focus more on the benefits of marriage rather than its challenges. Malachi 2:16 tells us that God hates divorce, Matthew 19:6 tells us that what God has joined, no man should separate and the reason why these are critical things to keep in mind is because it’s a reminder that God is a part of the marital union. He’s in agreement with marriage. He’s a supporter of marriage. And he’s right there for you and your spouse, even in the bleakest and most trying of times.