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.

Listen to a message from Billy Graham on God’s forgiveness.

No matter what you’ve done, God wants to forgive you.

Prayer for the day

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

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  1. Thomas says:

    Please pray for my marriage. My wife moved out two years ago and does not want to work on it. Our divorce will soon be finalized. We have a 10 year old. Thank you.

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Thomas,
      We’re praying for reconciliation in your marriage. This article may also be an encouragement to you:

      —BGEA Team

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  3. Daniel says:

    My marriage is on the verge of ending and my wife doesn’t want to fight to make it work and I really need prayers that she changes her mind and will try to make it work

  4. Bethel says:

    Please help me pray for my husband to forgive me and trust me again.

  5. Kevin says:

    Please pray for my marriage, our divorce will be finalized very soon