How are Christian couples seen by others? Do Christian couples truly love themselves as husband and wife? Do Christian couples respect their marital vows? Can a Christian spouse die for the other?
Read this story:
Robbers entered a house and asked for all the money and valuables. After they had collected what they could, they gave the man of the house a gun with instructions to shoot his wife or else he would be shot himself. The man got the gun, pointed it at his wife and hesitated. He is thought of what he had gone through in life with his wife and how she had suffered and sacrificed for him. He handed back the gun to the gang leader and said, “I am sorry I can’t do this…” The gang leader silently grabbed the gun from him and passed it on to his wife with the same instruction to shoot her husband or be shot. The wife got the gun and without any single hesitation pointed it to her husband’s head and pulled the trigger. Luckily for the man, there were no bullets in the gun.
The robbers got their gun and walked out of the house laughing.
Question for discussion:
1. If you were the man in that house and a Christian man, how would
you react towards your Christian
2. If you were the wife, and a Christian wife, what explanation would you
give to your
3. If you as a proud Christian were invited to advice Christian couples using this story, what advice
would you give them?
When you stop looking At me Straight in my eyes, And would not let me Look into Your own eyes, I know your love for me Is dead and gone, And if not buried, Soon to be; When you would not smile To me as freely as before And your smile is no longer The broad smile That I knew and loved, I know your love for me Is dead and gone; And if not buried, Soon to be; When you start moving Away from me To answer your calls, A thing which you never Did before, And I see worry on your face When I try to glance at The messages coming Into your phone, I am left with no doubt Your love for me Has decamped. But I am taking it With calm courage, Let no one deceive you; It’s not easy; How can it be? After all that we have Been through together? An inseparable pair, We looked; An inspiration to many, To know that at the sunset Of our love, You left me in the cold, Into the arms of another. Is torturing; It pains so much; Especially as you were truly An angel! The devil has carried a trophy; But I will be strong, And make as if I knew nothing About what’s going on; While I wait for my day, Which I know is not far; I know you and your new love Celebrate your success Thinking you have succeeded To fool me to keep trusting you; What you don’t know is I know more than you know; I know everything, But what is the use? Go on if it makes you happy. I love you and like to know You are happy. One day you will know When I am no longer there, That I knew everything, But opted to close my eyes Since what you did made you happy. I am so proud on my part I have never Broken the vow I took before God to stay faithful to you; I am so proud of myself. You can see I am not the fool You take me to be. I have won because I kept The vow you broke.
Do you remember What we vowed To do To each other Do you remember What we vowed To be To each other? Do you remember Our marital vows? Do you care about Respecting them? I want to assure you That all our marital vows Are still fresh in my mind And that I do my best To respect them. On the respect of Our marital vows Depends our marriage. Please, let us both Respect our vows. And be the happy couple That we are meant to be.
“If you asked me to state one thing which should be made a must for all humans, I would immediately say keeping one’s word, keeping one’s promises, respecting one’s pledges or vows. When we are baptised, we make baptismal promises. When we marry, we make marital vows. If we respected these promises or vows, who can imagine the type of world we would have? A wonderful world.” (Romilia Quotes)
“Many people make marital vows during their wedding just as a formality because they never keep them. Soon after the wedding, they start doing the opposite thing. Until people learn to respect their given word, the world will continue to spiral down a bottomless pit.” (Romilia Quotes)