Marriage from A to Z

Principles for a Successful Marriage

“I Married the Wrong Man!”

Have you ever said to yourself, “I married the wrong person?”  Perhaps you thought it,  but would never say it aloud.  What if you did marry the wrong person?  Is there any hope? This week, I want to highlight one of the many testimonies that was shared on the last night of the Spring 2019 Marriage from A to Z Class (for wives only) .

One of the ladies started the class by saying; “I married the wrong man, now what do I do? ”  People often think about divorce when they feel this way.  However, this wife decided to do something about the way she was feeling.  She took the class, read the book and began applying the principles to her life and to her marriage.  Her book looked like it was well read; it was underlined, highlighted and the pages were worn.  You could see that she was serious about taking in the principles.

One of the key words that this wife said was; “What do I do?”  We don’t have the power to change another person, we must focus on ourselves.  What is it that God wants you to do?  This wife began looking at herself and her relationship with God.  Her prayer was; “Fix Me Jesus!”  As she examined herself, God began to transform her thinking and then her actions.  God revealed that she married the right man, but had the wrong attitude.  Her attitude was wrong because of previous hurts, pains and disappointments that she brought into the marriage.  As she moved closer to God, her perspective changed and then, her behavior changed.  Praise God, her husband was patient in the process.

The memory scripture for this class is I Peter 3:1; “Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word may be won by the conduct of their wives. . .”  This particular wife had a good husband, but he had been hurt in the church and was no longer attending church.  As a result of the wife changing her conduct, before the class was over, her husband re-dedicated himself to the Lord, came to church with her and joined.  God changed this wife, therefore, her husband’s life was changed and their marriage will never be the same.  Hallelujah!

God is able! Try Him! His Word and His ways work!

Until next week  . . .

 

Carolyn

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