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Monday, November 12, 2012

Pray for Marriages (The Heart of the Matter)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

The journey can be painful, but through hindsight great wisdom is gained.   The treasure is when such wisdom is shared with others.

I recently was talking with an old friend who divorced many years ago, but has since remarried and is very happy.   She confided to me that she is the only oneamong all her friends who has been through a divorce, and as such, when one of her friends is having marital difficulty, they consider her the go-to person.  “You seem so happy in your marriage,” they begin, assuming that the second time must be a charm, and hoping she will confirm that.   What my friend told me next, startled and delighted me at the same time.  She tells them, “I have no fewer daily discussions, compromises, or bones of contention with the second husband than the first.  What is different is the core of who the individual is.  You must look at your husband and determine if at his core, is he a good person?  Does he have good values/morals?  Good intentions?  If the answer is yes, then you won’t find anything better next time around.”  “Wow”, I responded, “then wouldn’t the lesson be that this is what all individuals should be considering before they get married the first time?”   “Exactly,” she responded.

A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good, but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil; for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.  Luke 6:45

Let us pray for all those who are contemplating marriage, that they may be blind to their partner’s human imperfections, but have laser-sharp vision on the intentions of their love’s heart.

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Help the others to see more clearly.  Pass it on.