Luke 14 : 28-30

For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

Your Spouse can be your best friend -Part 1

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It is a great pity that marriage is fast becoming unfashionable. 70% of relationships in the UK end in divorce and in Nigeria, today the divorce rate is about 50%.
As development increases, the entire world is rapidly changing and the sacrament of marriage is no longer treated as holy. The words ‘Till death do us part’ no longer hold weight, for at the slightest provocation or turn in circumstances the marriage bond is broken.
The current unfavourable state of affairs has made many young adults wary of entering into a relationship that would lead to marriage. They avoid being tied in and prefer a situation where they can simply cohabit. This gives an unholy form of freedom to move in and out of relationships without commitment and ultimately test and sample partner after partner.
What a wonderful world it would be if there was no divorce, separation or feuding between couples.[pullquote]The words ‘Till death do us part’ no longer hold weight, for at the slightest provocation or turn in circumstances the marriage bond is broken[/pullquote] The Lord God said it was not good for man to be alone and created him a companion and helper (Gen 2:18).
Marriage was the first institution created by God and for this reason, we can say he loves it and hates divorce (Matt 19:6). The Bible says regarding marriage, Therefore shall a man leave his Father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall become one flesh (Gen 2:24).
This means that marriage is something that has great weight and importance as the task of choosing someone to share your life with is very crucial and must not be mistaken.
The Bible further states that he who finds a wife finds a good thing (Prov 18:22). This clearly shows that marriage is a blessing from God but we must also keep it at the back of our mind that failed relationships are one of the main causes of many illnesses, depression and suicide and therefore a wrong choice could lead to ruin, calamity and even untimely death.
One can actually identify that those who are in unhappy relationships are likely to have frustration, short temper, bad health, bitterness and unfulfilled potential tends to be written all over them.
Unfortunately, statistics show that the children are usually the hardest hit victims of failed marriages as they suffer the most consequences by ending up with behavioural problems.
Therefore, it is advised to ensure your spouse is your best friend as a good harmonious union will make man flourish, shine, be happy and fulfil potential.

Author: MC Sheri Adekomolafe Edu

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