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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  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

  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