It’s not uncommon when things get tough for people to resort to threats, especially if they feel afraid. When it comes to marriage, if you really want your marriage to succeed, walking out the door is not an option. Through the years, I’ve been grateful that Lydia and I made a commitment to one another that no matter how difficult things got in our relationship, we would never use the “D-word” (D-I-V-O-R-C-E) in an argument.
Once divorce is mentioned, you’re opening yourself up to the idea that ending your marriage is a viable option and can lead you to seriously considering it. After over 30 years of marriage, it hasn’t all been easy, but knowing we’re both committed to our marriage has helped us through the storms of life.
Even in the times where everything appeared hopeless, our commitment to our covenant held strong and we made it through. Every marriage goes through seasons, and some are much harder than others. By sticking it out and working through issues together, the marriage bond grows stronger and together you learn to tackle harder and harder obstacles. This deeper bonding cannot happen if the first time you face difficulties, one or both of you look for the door to escape.
If you or your spouse have already taken this path or are already down the path of separation, it’s not too late. Together with divine intervention, you can reclaim your name, restore your role, and rebuild your relationship. At Living in Nobility, we want to give you the tools and resources you need to help you maneuver through this difficult season. If both parties are still willing, your marriage can be saved.
For those couples who are facing serious issues, close the door on divorce and throw away the key. Most couples don’t realize what D-I-V-O-R-C-E will cost them. Not just the financial loss which is significant, but the spiritual, emotional, psychological, and physical costs can last a lifetime.
What Lydia and I have come to realize is if you want to live a life rich in love and full of life that can impact the next generation, eliminate the D-word from your vocabulary and get help now. Together, you can fight for your marriage and win!