Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word.
-God offers us guidance with regard to the marriage institution. Wives should submit to their husbands and husbands to their wives through love; in reverence for Christ. Sometimes these regulations are violated leading to the upsurge in divorce cases. According to research done by Julie posted on the tuko website on the main causes of divorce in Kenya, money issues, domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse, infidelity, infertility and loneliness come out prominently in that order. The research also reveals that in the 2009 census; approximately 212,972 couples were divorcees and that divorce cases filed in court are on the rise. Unfortunately, these are the realities that we face in our society today. God tells us that He hates divorce for it covers ones garment with violence, therefore each one should take heed to their spirit not to deal treacherously (Mal 2:16). Married couples should therefore submit to one another in reverence to Christ holding fast love. Further, the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church and respect should take precedence. Preserving unity in the body of Christ giving preference to one another in marriage as opposed to self centerdness leading to separation. Having the same mind in Christ that His word may dwell richly in our hearts and we may become one flesh in Him (Mk 10:8). Lastly, inviting Christ to remain at the center of our marriages through prayer that He may become the sure Foundation and strong Pillar which cements together the marriage union in love; forever.
Salvation belongs to You Oh Lord, Your blessing is upon us Your people, we trust in You. Thank You for loving us with an everlasting kind of love Jesus. We humbly ask that You lift the light of Your countenance upon us and bless all married couples. Guide them in Your wisdom and be at the center of our families. Settle the hearts of all those who are separated and divorced Lord; that Your will may be done in their lives. Pour Your gladness Holy Spirit on the hearts of all those who yet to marry or get married so that in due season; Your divine blessings may never leave our door steps. Have mercy Lord on those who have embraced same sex marriages and other forms of marriages and sexual activities that go against Your holy will; that You may sanctify them by Your precious blood and offer Your divine council. Remember also Lord those who are believing You for babies that You may bless them like You blessed Sarah. Many others have young ones Lord, may You shower them with Your everlasting grace. You alone make us dwell in safety Jehovah, deliver us from all evil and grant us Your everlasting peace. Amen
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