Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

“Will You Be Faithful?”

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     I think everyone should ask themselves, “Will I be faithful?”  before they start talking about marriage.  To be faithful means that you are loyal, constant, reliable, that you will be true to your word, promises and the vows that you make. I know this sounds like a lot but with God’s help we can all be faithful to the vows and the commitment that we made to God and to our spouse.  This week, I simply want to encourage you to REMAIN faithful!  Be faithful to God and the things of God.  if you are married/have children,  be faithful to your spouse  and to your family.

     First, we must be faithful because God is faithful!  He has promised that He would never leave us nor forsake us.  He is faithful to us even when we are not faithful to Him.  He loves us unconditionally.  When we can’t depend on anyone else, we can depend on God.  God’s love is constant and consistent, His love never fails!  When we have a relationship with God we should become imitators of Him.  This means that we should love the way that God loves.  I Corinthians 13 is the love chapter and teaches us how we should love.

     Secondly, we must be faithful in marriage.  Many get married and have never been taught the significance of being faithful.  As a result, there are so many broken hearts which have lead to broken marriages and often to divorce.  Hebrews 13:4 (NLT) says “Give honor to marriage and remain faithful to one another in marriage.”   For all of the singles, if you are not going to be faithful, don’t get married.  When you are dating, you should observe the persons track record.  Have they been in and out of relationships?  Are they faithful to God?  Have you even discussed being faithful? The pain behind unfaithfulness is far too great, it’s much easier to remain faithful.  When someone is unfaithful, it hurts everyone.  You are damaged because you broke a covenant, your spouse is damaged because you broke a covenant and if there are children involved, they will also feel the pain.  If this is the case, God is able to heal and restore, but why go through all of this when you can REMAIN faithful.

     Thirdly, we must be faithful in our daily actions.  Now you might not be unfaithful by choosing to lay down with someone other than your spouse, but check all of your actions because sometimes the enemy will get us to do little things that lead to big things.  If you have to sneak to call someone, sneak to text someone, sneak to go out with someone or you are communicating with someone of the opposite sex on Facebook or the phone, this is usually not a good sign. One thing will lead to another and before you know it, you are being unfaithful.  These actions can easily lead to you being faithful or loyal to someone other than your spouse.

     Will you be faithful?  God is calling us to REMAIN faithful to Him, and faithful to one another in marriage.  With God’s help, you can do it.  There are blessings in being faithful until the end!

Until next week . . .

Carolyn

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