Forgiveness in Marriage

By   •   June 20   •   Topics: ,

couple arguing

It is unfortunate in a marriage if there is an array of sordid memories of past sins on the part of either partner. If young people could only realize that a happy marriage depends not only on the present, but upon the past, they would be more reluctant to enter into loose, intimate relations with anyone and everyone. Many a marriage has been imperiled by the backlash of past sins, which were not just confessed, but “found out.”

As to the necessity of confessing past sins to one’s mate, I don’t think it is always advisable or necessary. I have known of homes that were wrecked by such confessions. The main thing is to confess any past wrongs to God, resolve to be true to your marriage vows; and absolve the black past by a spotless present.

Prayer for the day

Thank You for forgiving and forgetting the past. Help me to do the same, Lord.

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31 Comments

  1. Betty says:

    I have been married to the same man for 47 1/2 years. The first 15 was years of mental abuse. He was a Vietnam vet. We returned to Christ and he was called to the ministry. Through all the years he was my heart and soul until my birthday the morning of 9/12/2014. He killed it with one blow. He said that he had never forgiven me for an encounter I had in 1978. (I think I did mostly because I wanted him to know how it felt). I left and prayed for him most of the day. I tried to get the love back for 6 months. He seemed oblivious to what had happened. I prayed for 10 months before I filed for a divorce. He feels I have ruined his position to Minister. Have I?

  2. Brenda says:

    Please pray for me , I don’t understand my husband can be the loving est affectionate man and it’s all about us and getting it right , then bam he gets in these moods he is angry with everything I say or do he says mean cruel hurtful things , he stays that way for days , then all of a sudden he is back to the man I married , he never really says he is sorry , or want to talk about it , what do I do my time with him is so very important to me he is now 70 and we have only been married 3 years I waited a long time to be with someone that I could really love and want it to be great , I don’t like being alone yet in the same house God help me

    1. Kellie says:

      Brenda, your husband might be suffering from a mental disorder such a bipolar. Seek professional help from a Dr of Psychiatry. He could have sleep apnea, food allergies or nutritional deficiencies that contribute to his behavior as well. Even so, he is still responsible for his behavior and confess it to God and ask for forgiveness. Mentally ill people can still have a relationship with God.

    2. Kellie says:

      Brenda, This can also be a sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Praying for both of you. God bless you.

  3. Anne says:

    Excellent advice!

  4. Gerry says:

    Don’t be tormented by your past sin. Satan would love to keep you in its painful grip. Instead, confess it to God and be set free…… Eternally

  5. Joyce Paul says:

    Fellowship with Christ is the secret of happiness now n forever. God bless us! Amen.

  6. Sid says:

    Very sincere and true talk. Excellent advice. It’s all biblical about wisdom