Marriage is full of ups and downs, or if you will, “better or worse.” When times get hard, couples all too often seem to forget about the “worse” part of their marriage vows, and separation or divorce talks may ensue. If these couples have children, it’s fairly common for them to commit to staying together only for the sake of their children.
What if staying together for your children is the wrong reason to stay together? Would it not make more sense to fight for your marriage for God, instead?
Why Staying Together Should Be For God, Not Your Kids
We’ve all heard the saying, “Do it for the sake of the kids.” I’ve actually heard couples say they were getting divorced “for the sake of the kids,” while other couples committed to salvaging their marriage for their kids’ sake. But how many problems for married couples would be solved if both husband and wife committed to keeping their marriage together for the sake of their Creator, instead of their kids?
For Christians in particular, aren’t marriage vows given before God? Aren’t kids the byproduct of that commitment? When God is preeminent in our marriages, our kids will be the recipient of divine collateral blessing and be more likely to make God preeminent in their own lives.
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