A Child’s Secret Fear

A Sunday school teacher was showing pictures to her class, asking them to quote some Bible verse which the picture suggested. The first picture showed two children with their arms around each other. A child raised his hand and offered the verse, “Love one another.” “Very good,” said the teacher. She held up another picture which showed a little girl listening attentively to her mother. Another child correctly offered the verse, “Obey your parents.” Then a third picture was held up. This one portrayed two boys pulling on the opposite ends of the same cat. The children were puzzled till one little boy suggested, “What God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

Marriage is the only permanent human relationship that God has ever established. God’s plan and design is that one man and one woman commit themselves to a relationship that is binding until the death of one of the partners.

Over the last number of years I’ve been coming across an increasing number of Christian couples that are threatening one another with divorce. Never threaten your partner with divorce. Nothing can damage the spirit of a marriage more than the threat of divorce.

Statistics tell us that one out of every two marriages ends in divorce. Many of your children’s friends have gone through the trauma of watching their parents separate and have been emotionally scared for life. A secret fear of every child is that the same thing might happen to my parents too.

Demonstrate loyalty to your spouse and your children by reaffirming your commitment to the marriage relationship.

Morris Hull, Home Life Ministries