The Proper Attitude in Marriage

By David J. Stewart

John 15:12, “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.”

       Most marriages are failing today because of a wrong attitude toward marriage. Most people don't even know what marriage truly means. Courtship is an alien concept to this sinful and selfish generation. Walt Disney literally teaches teenage boys to “score” in their sick-minded sitcoms, and teaches teen girls to dress like whores and think filthy. Girls are taught that finding “the one” is what life is all about. The problem is that they find a new one every week.

I hear so many delusional women talking about all the “losers” they keep meeting, and are wondering where all the good guys are at. The problem is that feminism has indoctrinated women to be intolerant of even the slightest defects in men. Literally, women these days are divorcing their husbands for nothing more than being called a “bitch.” If you think that's something to divorce over, I feel sorry for you. The truth is that women are as much “losers” as the men they condemn. People are self-centered by nature, viewing everything from the little world that they live in. It's all about them. Biblical Christianity teaches for believers to get out of the self life (Philippians 2:4-5), to mortify the members of the flesh (Colossians 3:5), and to love thy neighbor as thyself (Galatians 5:14).

I am not saying it's ok for husbands to degrade and call their wife names, God forbid. What I am saying is that human beings are imperfect, flawed at best, and there are no perfect husbands. Christians at best are people, and people at best are sinners (Romans 3:10-23). We are all horrible sinners in God's eyes, and if we are truly right with God in our heart, then we will feel like the biggest sinner ourselves. The problem is that women sit in front of that damned television and get brainwashed by idiotic shows such as LIFE on the Women's Channel on cable. And moronic shows; such as, THE VIEW with Whoopi Goldberg, a flaming homosexual who has no fear of God whatsoever.

The Devil has crept unawares into women's homes through the seductivision (TV)... 2nd Timothy 3:6, “For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts.” American society, and the world as well, are saturated these days with demonic influences everywhere we turn. The lusts of the eyes, flesh, and pride of life are all around us (1st John 2:15-17). Woe unto this wicked generation of apostates who have no fear of God before their eyes. Romans 3:18, “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

Jesus said in John 15:12, “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” This is our guideline to follow in marriage. Every husband ought to love his own wife as Jesus loved the Church. Every wife ought to love her husband as Jesus loves us. Jesus commanded in John 15:12 for all believers to love one another AS I HAVE LOVED YOU. Jesus washed their feet, break bread and served them, cooked fish with warm bread and fed them (John 21:9), prayer for them (John 17:9,15), comforted them, taught them, and was willing to be cursed, beaten, mocked, and crucified to death for them. And you want a divorce for what reason?

A Christian is not a martyrer because they die for Jesus Christ; they die for Jesus Christ because they are a martyrer. Every married person ought to have the spirit of a martyrer, i.e., I'm not going to quit no matter what! Fight for your marriage! Fight for your husband! Fight for your wife! Don't listen to the serpent Eve!

MARRIAGE AND THE SPIRIT OF A MARTYRER (MP3 sermon by Pastor Jeff Owens. Real Audio)

Oh listen my fine non-feathered friend, marriage is NOT a 50/50 relationship of give and take. Most people go into a marriage expecting to receive as much as they give, and oftentimes more; but hardly anyone goes into a marriage desiring to give even if they never receive anything in return. A lot of people are manipulators and only get married for what they can get out of the relationship, whether it be sex or financial security. Once the well runs dry they fly the coop and skip town. That is so shallow and evil for anyone to do to another human being.

The proper attitude to have in marriage is to love as Christ loved, without expecting anything in return. If you get married expecting to be treated a certain way, then you are really going into business. Genuine love ought to cause a person to want to be with someone, to share in life whether good or bad, and to give without expectation of return. Love is a one-way street, never mutual. If you are receiving love as well in a relationship, than praise God for you are indeed blessed. But if you love your spouse and they are not returning that love, if you truly love them then you will not quit, divorce, and give up on them. Most people don't know what love is because they've never experienced God's unconditional love. It is rare in this world to find, rare indeed.

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” — Albert Einstein

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