The foundational destroyer of marriage is not relational incompatibility, emotional disinterest,
or conflicts over money, communication, intimacy, child-rearing, family relationships, etc.
Rather, the foundational destroyer of marriage is the spirit of selfishness and pride.
Let us then repent with a broken and a contrite heart
of this ungodly spirit of selfishness and pride.
From whence come wars and fightings among you?
Come they not hence, even of your lusts [selfish desires] that war in your members?
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness,
faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Posted in Thought for Meditation, For the Sake of the Home, Sin of Selfishness, Sinful Pride, Repentance of Sin