A colleague and I had some lunch. At lunch, we read through 1 Corinthians 7:1-16. Basically there are two sections here, “Principles of Marriage” and “Keep Your Marriage Vows” (these are how my NKJV bible chooses to title them).
The first section seems to deal with the physical passions that are necessary in a marriage. Don’t, as a husband, neglect her. And vice versa. It is interesting how Paul mentioned that those who have that desire and have a tough time controlling, should get married. Paul was a very wise man indeed.
Also, to note, our the biblical roles. God has ordained the man as the leader, and head of the household. The wife, the helpmate. No role is above the other, rather they are equal and perfect when attuned to God’s will! We as men are not called to Lord it over our wives, and also, our wives should support us.
Marriage truly is two becoming one. She is mine, and I am my wife’s.
I have been married almost eight years. I really have forgotten what the single life is about. Frankly, I don’t care much to go back to those days. Unlike much of the world, I don’t feel locked down with a ball and chain when married to my wife. You know why? Because, also unlike the world, we realize our roles. The world says we should have equal sharetime in our roles. We should both be leaders and helpmates. Right. The world has also produced a + 50% divorce rate. No thanks! Too many chiefs and not enough indians, is what I say.
So, keep your marriage vows. Know your roles. Love each other and trust God. I think you’ll be better in the long run. And remember, it ain’t always a bed of roses. It isn’t always peachy.