And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
When you newly fall in love and during the early years of marriage, emotions rule your actions and reactions and keep your relationship pleasurable. However, after a period of time which varies from one couple to the other, you will discover that emotions will give way to reality. In fact, those features like the shape of particular parts of her body, style of movement and even sex to some extent progressively lose their appeal. That is when the test of commitment comes to play. You will then start seeing each other’s faults. At such times, you may do things that will irretrievably harm your marriage. A responsible man or woman should be able to realize at this stage that despite the faults of his or her spouse, commitment to the vows of marriage should now be what will keep the relationship going.
Couples who make it to the end are not the ones who never had reason to get divorced or never fought; they are simply those who decided early in their marriages that their commitment to each other was going to be greater than their differences and flaws; they are the ones that decided earlier on that whatever happened along the journey of marriage, their marriage would be ‘…till death do us part.’
You must realize that nothing, under normal circumstances, should really be big enough to make you think of separation. According to the wedding vows, there may be disagreements, differences, sicknesses, trying times etc. Whatever the circumstances, it is just part of the experience of the journey and should normally not lead to divorce because the tenure of marriage is for a lifetime.
WHAT COMMITMENT WILL ACHIEVE FOR YOUR HOME
When you are committed to your home, the following, and many more, happen:
You will overlook faults.
Commitment to your home will make you to overlook the faults of your spouse and be determined to persevere even in the face of challenges.
You will not see divorce as an option.
Your commitment will make you to be determined to keep your home and not see divorce as an option when difficulties arise.
You are ready to sacrifice greatly for your home.
Even when others are looking at you as being stupid. Your commitment will make you to be ready to sacrifice anything for your home to survive.
You will try everything that can make your home work.
As a woman, you will be ready to go to any length to demonstrate your submission to your husband and as a the husband, your love for your wife will not be in doubt.
You will make your home a priority.
The home of a committed husband or wife comes before any other consideration.
You will avoid all forms of infidelity.
Commitment to your home will make you to avoid all forms of infidelity since you know that it has the potency to create problems whose magnitude may be too great for you to handle.
You will take the initiative towards reconciliation when there is conflict.
Commitment will make you ready to make the first move whenever there is conflict
In conclusion, anyone who desires a delightsome home must be committed to his or her home. Without commitment, anything can easily go wrong which may easily get out of hand and cause unlimited damage.
DISCUSSION POINTS WITH YOUR SPOUSE
*In what ways can we be more committed to this home?…
May I continually be committed to my home even under trying circumstances in Jesus’ name.
COMMITMENT MAKES YOU TO REMEMBER THAT THE JOURNEY OF MARRIAGE DOES NOT TERMINATE BECAUSE OF CHALLENGES BUT BECAUSE OF DEATH.- Dr. Mike Oluniyi