Read this: Parents, know your children's place in your marriage. - SyCtRenDs

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Read this: Parents, know your children's place in your marriage.

YOUR CHILDREN’S PLACE IN YOUR MARRIAGE
I was studying Matthew 19 this weekend and something struck me as I read. The words of Matthew 19:5-6 seemed like I had never read them before....

“and ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and live with his wife. And the two will become one flesh.’ From then on, they are no longer two, but united as one. So what God unites let no one divide!””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭19:5-6‬ ‭TPT‬‬...
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As I read it, the Holy Spirit opened my eyes to a reality. GOD’s intent for marriage was never for our children to fill the space of our spouses. Just because there is no spouse or the spouse isn’t doing what he or she is meant to do doesn’t mean the children should then take their place...
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GOD’s design is that we experience oneness with a spouse. Our job with regards to children is to bear and rear them in the way of GOD. In time, they too then find their spouse and the cycle is repeated...
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One of the reasons we have dysfunctional families is because we are trying to change God’s order for marriage and parenthood. Parents are using children to fill spouse holes. Spouses are then resentful of the relationship between their spouse and the children...
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The key thing to remember is that the two will become one flesh. Not the two and their children will become one flesh. There’s no space for the children in the one flesh arrangement. This should show us that GOD’s design was never for children to fill or slot into the space of the spouse...
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I pray this is a good motivation to invest in your marriage. Your marriage must not suffer at the expense of your children. As much as I love our little miracle, she shall not be taking her daddy’s place in my heart or life...

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