MY TAKE ON MARRIAGE
I am alarmed by the husband and wife stories I hear. Marriage has become a big anti climax to many couples. Women seem to be the worse for it, which is why I am concerned. I make it my business to say the same things again and again, just for the sake of a few who may ‘catch’ it and run with it. The truth is that marriage requires wisdom, Godly wisdom to succeed. I am committed to sharing this Godly wisdom, so we can have healthier marriages.
I believe that enjoying marriage depends solely on understanding the who, how, what and why of it. Who thought up the concept of Marriage? How did He bring it into existence? What did he have in mind? Why did He bring it up at all? The answers to these questions will help to shape the way men and women approach the subject. If these questions are correctly answered then, the attitude with which we approach marriage will be reverential for the brain behind it. But if the answers are wrong, then hell breaks loose in the family.
In Genesis, the second chapter where it all began, there is a detailed account of the creation of man. He was created from the dust of the earth but he was alone. Then God felt he should not be alone and proceeded to create a ‘help meet for him’. He started with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air. That is strange. He brought them to the man, one after the other and he named every one of them. But the problem was still there because, of all the animals, there was not one that was a suitable help for the man.
So what did God do? He put the man to sleep, took out a rib and created the woman from it. Then He brought the woman to the man, just like He did the animals, and this time, it clicked. The man was excited. He immediately went into one of the best poetic lyrics I know. ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called woman because she was taken out of man’. Then there was a conclusion. ‘Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and the two shall become one flesh. …..’
If you look at this story closely, I think all the questions I asked earlier are all answered. God created the marriage institution. The idea was to give the man someone he could intimately unite and relate with, to the extent that she could help him to achieve the assignment God had given him, which was to look after the garden.
It all emanates from there. How people build on this foundation is what determines the level of pleasure or displeasure thy get out of marriage.
I will be sharing loads of information on what God really intended as the year unfolds. Stay with me and fell free to join our conversations. Lots of fun ahead!!