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Till Death Do Us Part

A good marriage is a gift from God.  When the right man marries the woman he loves and vice versa, the path through life will still have pitfalls, pain, and problems.  But when those difficulties are shared by “two who are as one”, then the result is like the forging of steel through the fires of refining.

The only thing the LORD made in creation was man alone.  He provided Eve for Adam and has done that billions of times since creation.  The Creator God desires to continually create in His children the joy and goodness that He intended for us to have when He made us.  However, because of the turbulence of life, two hearts that seek to begin the trek across the years together can become angry, wounded, disillusioned, and distant from the one they loved in their youth and promised to love for life.

Consider what these have said about marriage….

Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife. Franz Schubert.  A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. Mignon McLaughlin.   My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. Winston Churchill.  There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage. Martin Luther.

After being married for a while, love is no longer in the relationship.  On good days, a home without love is a simple business with food served, clothes cleaned and stored, bills paid, and duties fulfilled.  Then, it disintegrates to the point of looking outside the marriage for companionship, and if not remedied quickly, the end of the marriage is very near.  There are those that never recover from the brokenness of that trauma.  Some are so wounded, they seek counsel and try to put the past behind them and find hope in the present.

This is a “humorous” look at one such counseling encounter that is not what we expect from a marriage counseling appointment…..

A man goes to see the Pastor. “Pastor, something terrible is happening and I have to talk to you about it.” 

The Pastor asked, “What’s wrong?” The man replied, “My wife is poisoning me.” 

The Pastor, very surprised by this, asks, “How can that be?” The man then pleads, “I’m telling you, I’m certain she’s poisoning me, what should I do?” 

The Pastor then offers, “Tell you what. Let me talk to her, I’ll see what I can find out and I’ll let you know.” 

A week later the Pastor calls the man and says, “Well, I spoke to your wife. I spoke to her on the phone for three hours. You want my advice?” 

The man said “yes” and the Pastor replied, “Take the poison.”  (Copied).