The Pros And Cons Of Divorce

714 Words3 Pages
1 Corinthians 13:13 says to have “[faith], hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Currently, there are about sixty million married couples in the United States. According to studies, around 40-50% of those marriages will end in divorce. In the future I am expecting to have a spouse, and I do not want our marriage to end in a divorce. What Christian characteristics should a spouse possess to maintain this loving, lifelong relationship known as marriage? The three most important attributes that a spouse must have are trust, kindness, and forgiveness. If a married couple plans to live life together and work with each other, trust is essential. For instance, a husband must trust that his wife will not commit adultery, and vice versa. If a spouse is constantly paranoid that their partner is thinking about someone else, then neither the husband nor the wife will living in harmony. A real life example of trust in marriage comes from a couple in their nineties. Their marriage has lasted over sixty years, and the secret to their relationship is to do as they are told. If a husband always does what his wife tells him to do then…show more content…
Everyone messes up, and it’s important to think of that when you are angry because someone’s mess affects you. For instance, if a husband accidentally breaks a glass while washing the dishes, then the wife should forgive him. If we do not forgive others, that means we are holding grudges. A husband not forgiving his wife could lead to them arguing, then not talking to each other, and then eventually drinking, adultery, depression, and divorce. If a wife is out driving and gets a flat tire, the husband should forgive her because it was not her fault. No matter how much someone messes up, we should forgive them because Jesus forgave all of us for all of our sins. “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you” (Matthew

More about The Pros And Cons Of Divorce

Open Document