When it comes to your marriage are you proactive at building healthy habits or reactive to repair damage that has become unbearable? As we walk through the daily challenge of raising children, providing an income, and participating in our community, often the bedrock of our family, our marriages, suffer neglect. It is easy to think all is well, my partner understands I’m busy, we’ll spend time cultivating our relationship when life slows down.
As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5:31-33
If Christ’s relationship with the church is our example of marriage, it is unquestionable that our priority must be with this union. As Christ died we must die to self and give sacrificially to our mate. Christ forgave those that wronged Him with open arms of grace. This too is our example to live a life of harmony. What wrong is too much to forgive? Is there hope for restoration?