Marriage — just a thought — expresses co-dependence. We frequently hear much commentary and advice against a co-dependent relationship. But we wonder: is some of our care, concern and discomfort appointed by God? Should I really seek my own comfort in isolation if my spouse is struggling? God says perhaps not.
But only if God is at the apex of a marriage triangle.
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
For those who don’t have Christ as the center of their lives, sometimes separation and “tough love” is all that’s left.
Romans 8:12 “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”
Corinthians 7:15 “But if the unbeliever leaves, let it be so. The brother or the sister is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.”
It’s a difficult thing to live a self-sacrificial life even if God is protecting us. Faith untested is no faith at all… Trials, seasons of difficulty are known to us.
1 Peter 1:7 “These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”