“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5).
Victory in marriage is guaranteed when we are connected to the Vine, as branches, and we abide in Christ, who enables us to do all things (Phil 4:13)! Problems arise in marriage when we try to do it in our own strength, with our own wisdom, depending on our limited and fickle love. Marriage, though of the world, requires divine empowerment to succeed. If you want to succeed, you have to submit to the divine!
Yes, you are probably thinking of many Christian marriages that have failed for one reason or the other. You will probably find that one of the reasons for this failure is that one or both partners were unChristian, even though they were Believers. They did not abide in the Vine. They did not submit in love to one another. They did not love each other like Jesus loved them, and FORGIVE and restore the other with grace when they fell. They forsake each other, and their covenant.
We can’t control what our spouse will do…
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