When you hold your marriage up to a mirror what do you see? What should you see?
The image I pray to see is that of the image of Christ and his relationship to the church. He set the example for us to follow. Unselfish sacrificial love and devotion is the height of the bar.
The book of Ephesians in chapter 5 puts it in God's words. Some of the words your about to read have fueled our culture to become quite upset. Sometimes the truth is hard to take, but it's still the truth.
Here we go. Eph 5: 22-24 "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."
What proceeds verse 22 in 21 is this; "Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ."
Ok, husbands pay attention. God has a command for us. Eph 5:25-27 "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, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless."
Why God? Haven't I done what I was supposed to do?
Why this? Haven't I faithfully attended church and served in ministry?
Why now? Haven't I fasted, prayed, and read your Word?
Why me? Haven't I pleased you Lord by living like a christian woman should?
Why MY marriage? Haven't I been a Godly wife?
Why MY husband? Haven't I prayed SO many prayers for him and over him?
Why God? Why didn't you stop him?
Sound familiar? Chances are, you are reading this blog because you have found out about your husband's addiction to porn. Chances are, at some point you have shouted these questions to God. I have too. It's okay, my friend, because God can handle it. BUT, maybe we need to look a little deeper and examine the root of these questions and our belief system.