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. Gerry says:

    God is always faithful to forgive …. and as believers so should we.

  2. King Johnson says:


  3. marie sibanda says:

    Great and so true


    I gave God the glory for your life and progress, and I also thank God, for giving you wisdom and knowledge of understanding. Please keep it on. Let us be loving one another just as Christ did to us even on the Cross.We are liking this love in Nathan path of Nigeria. But don’t forget about some people around you, they used to be your fellow believers but the world has caused them to backslide. So it’s my prayer that the Lord will enrich your life, so that you will able to make it to them.

    In Jesus Christ’s name.

  5. Birungi Joan says:

    But we are encouraged to confess our sins to one another. Marriage should be based on absolute truth. Like u said how devastating it would be if that past sin was just ‘found out’ we should trust that our partner will forgive us and pray for them. They deserve to know the whole truth however much it hurts. There shouldn’t be a window for the devil to dig up those past secret sins and bring havoc in the marriage

    1. I believe says:

      I agree. Especially when our earthly marriage should resemble the relationship the Jesus, our bridegroom, has with the his bride the church. We should confess our sins to one another and believe in God to provide the power to forgive. It is in our weakness that He is strong.