Monday, May 17, 2010

Marriage in the Gap



Are you unequally yoked in marriage or know others that are, and are struggling? The help you (or they) need is found by knowing oneself in Christ and addressing spiritual problems by spiritual means.

i've got two real-life illustrations for you...
in example one, we've got michelle & bert. you could say they are a little more than unequally yoked...michelle is minimally spirit=filled and bert is an unfilled baby christian. i used to be very close to michelle, but now we are totally estranged due to a sneaking spiritual demise...i'll explain & you watch these events unfold...
after marriage, michelle absolutely must give up all of her 'guy friends' to appease her husband & i am hardly seeing her either. now that probably sounds normal. so, michelle & i communicate via email & she shares how her husband doesn't like the spirit filled church she's been in since she became a christian. "hmm," i think..."something ain't right here." she also mentions how he's getting jealous & possessive of her & won't allow her to go anywhere. then he tells her he wants children when they discussed & agreed b4 marriage that it wouldn't be good medically for her. they begin to fight a lot. he gains weight. she realizes he is slipping into sin--refuses to go to church w/ her. she decides that she is going to be a proverbs 31 woman & win him to Jesus by her good example (remember what happens when you do a thing based on works...yep, she only fed the demanding, controlling spirit, driving this whole thing into deeper bondage). so, bert starts to have medical problems--high blood pressure. she quits her job at his request. she does about everything but wipe his butt, and he is not changing. michelle is experiencing medical problems & now fights depression. she gets a new email address because he now doesn't approve of our friendship, so instead of making waves she hides our continued friendship. then, i'm told they are going to a nice & quiet methodist church he likes. her 'good example' is now an expected par. he finds out about our secret friendship & now hangs betrayal over her head. when i try to shed light on the situation, my words are twisted, she takes it out on me & our friendship is over. can you say, downward spiral? but that was just what went on in the physical realm....

now i'd like to share a testimony of not only a spirit-filled christian, but seasoned warrior as well, we will call her becky. her husband, bob, is a long-time christian but a baby as far as spirit-filled. bob is in a current back-slidden state.
one morning becky is going into her normal prayer time and realizes something is wrong. she is noticing that, that sweet communion in the Lord that she normally has in a short period of time wasn't coming. in fact, she notably felt hindered...
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