Greetings Prayer Warriors,
Marriage is like a tandem bike. It works really well when both partners are pedaling, but it’s really difficult when one chooses to coast. Realistically, one must admit that marriage will never stay at 50-50. It fluctuates according to one’s ability as influenced by children, health, work, extended family, etc., at any point in time. The pendulum swings from 40-60, 70-30, 20-80, 10-90, 99-1, and so on. But what happens when one spouse gives all toward a marriage and the other emotionally checks out leaving the other at 100-0?
There is no easy answer here but prayer. What is the Lord asking of you?
Lord, we pray for those marriages in most distress. Those that feel un-yoked, disenfranchised, isolated, and hopeless. Flood these marriages with special graces and extraordinary helps as they gasp to survive in a culture that encourages them to cut the ties. Lord, hear the cries of your faithful and show your mighty power. Jesus we trust in you.
Peace, Joy, and Love,
Every marriage needs encouragement daily. Pass it on!