Forgiveness in Marriage

By   •   June 20   •   Topics: ,

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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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3 Comments

  1. Olu Adigun says:

    I’m totally enjoying and being blessed by Billy Graham ‘s articles on marriage, and related issues. It’s timely and spiritual and mature. Thank you!

  2. Tara Monrose says:

    How much is too much? Should we just keep forgiving the same sin over and over? If my spouse was truly sorry why would he keep making the same mistake over and over. I love him and I know that God calls us to forgive but does that make me a doormat that he can just do what he wants because he knows I will forgive him?

  3. Diane Webb says:

    Spiritual forgiveness for me and my spouse…………..resulting in financial prosperity.