August 22, 2007
Divorce - The Leading Destroyer of Families
In the first seven houses on my street, my house included, five couples have divorced. They hurt and I hurt for them. The families you come to know and like are suddenly no longer part of the neighborhood or no longer as active in community events.
Divorce seems to be like a fire that is out of control in this country. It’s an unnoticed spark in every family that’s waiting to be kindled into flames. Lies, deceit, betrayal, emotional adultery, and the pursuit of things fan it into flames. Because we are so preoccupied with our daily lives, we seldom take time to address the issues that gradually build a wedge in our relationships. Until it’s too late, when we are no longer interested in resolving the problems. It’s easier to walk away seeking a quick fix than take the time to make a personal commitment to invest in the lives of those we feel we no longer love.
I choose to raise a banner against divorce - the leading destroyer of families - and pray that couples turn to God and seek a relationship with Him. I pray that they take the negative circumstances in their lives and use them to become Christlike. Instead of looking at their spouses with natural eyes, I pray that God opens their supernatural eyes to see their mates as He sees them and that they respond to what they see supernaturally in a way that pleases God, not themselves.
Divorce is not a quick fix. It is a fire that is out of control seeking to destroy as many families as possible. Join me in raising a banner against divorce. Pray for the healing of broken families and the survival of families in America and in the world.