Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Causes Divorce

"Because Valentine's Day forces us to assess our romantic relationships, many people realize that they are not happy in the situation they are in and there is no possibility of it improving," Brandt told MainStreet. "Thus, they may turn toward divorce to get a fresh start." This report also shows that 67% of the people seeking divorce are women.

This, my friends, is why God commands older women to teach younger women to love their husbands.  There are so many women who are unhappy in their marriages.  The majority of them are married to basically good men.  They work hard. They are faithful and they love their children, but the wives are unhappy and that is all that matters.

In our grandparents day, marriage wasn't about being happy.  It was about commitment and hard work.  It was about staying together through the good times and the bad times.  It was caring for the spouse who was stuck in an addiction or in some kind of bondage.  It was keeping their vows until 'death do us part.'

Now, if women don't get chocolates and flowers on Valentine's day, they want a divorce.  Their husband is just not romantic enough.  He doesn't help around the house or with the children enough.  He doesn't build their self-confidence and make them feel special so they are willing to destroy their family unit and seek a divorce.

The Bible tells us that godliness with contentment is great gain {I Timothy 6:6}.  It tells us concerning marriage "Let no man put asunder"{Matthew 19:6}.  God warns us that women may have to suffer in marriage {I Peter 2 and 3}, but hang in there because God is with you and will never leave you nor forsake you.  He will give you the strength to endure.

So if you want flowers and a card or whatever, ask your husband in a loving way if he will get them for you.  For your birthday, tell him exactly what you want.  They are not mind readers.  Most men are not naturally romantic so you must let him know what you would love to get from him.  If he doesn't want to do anything for you, love him anyways for this pleases God.