Monday, June 3, 2013

A Very Foolish Woman

Here are two similar women married to two very well-known evangelists and their quotes on the way they viewed marriage ~

“It is a foolish woman who expects her husband to be to her that which only Jesus Christ Himself can be: always ready to forgive, totally understanding, unendingly patient, invariably tender and loving, unfailing in every area, anticipating every need, and making more than adequate provision. Such expectations put a man under an impossible strain”
 Ruth Graham Bell

This one I am going to post without a name so as not to degrade her character ~
She said she had experienced "many years of discouraging disappointments and marital conflict. ... ______, in effect, abandoned our marriage. He chose his priorities, and I have not been one of them."

Oh how I wish I could have mentored the second wife.  She tore apart a marriage, a family, and a church because of her foolish decision to divorce her husband.  Many women choose the same path.  They are not getting what they feel they deserve so they destroy many relationships in the process.

One died peacefully with her family all around her.  The other one is being taken care of full-time by a nursing staff.  She is without family surrounding her.

Sure, you may feel that you are not your husband's priority.  I remember feeling that way but now I know that is not important.  What is important is obeying God and He commands for me to love, serve, and please my husband without any conditions.

Life is much simply if we just take God at His commands and obey them.  Don't risk tearing apart your family because your husband may not be giving you what you need.  Set your eyes on the Lord and recieve everything He has already given you.  Then rejoice and be glad for this is the day that the Lord hath made!

A wise woman builds a house
and the foolish woman destroys it with her hands.
Proverbs 14:1