Following My Beliefs

I was raised in a traditional, Christian family where marriage was meant for life.  The idea of being the first in my immediate family to divorce was a hard pill for me to swallow.  After all, I’d heard what was said about others that divorced.

I believe marriage is for life

I was raised to believe that when you married, you remained married until death do us part.

Even after my first marriage ended and I was in the second relationship, my religious beliefs were still so strong that I had a difficult time leaving and once again admitting failure in my relationship.

I struggled with the decision and finally called out to God in my pain.  I was taken to the scripture, Proverbs 25:24, “It is better to live on a corner of the roof than to share a house with a quarrelsome wife”.  I didn’t have a quarrelsome wife, but I had a quarrelsome husband and conniving sister-in-law, so didn’t that count?

Yet, I still felt responsible and worried about my husband and his sister and their needs.  After all, I was working three jobs and about 80 hours a week to help us make ends meet.  Yet, I did not see one cent of what I made and was not allowed to pay my own bills.

I really struggled with this for a while, but God reminded me that they were able to make ends meet before I came along and would make ends meet once I left.

One concern after another that the devil used to try to keep me in this world of tumult and turmoil, I turned over to God and allowed him to reveal the truth to me and work things out for his glory.

Do you struggle with following your beliefs?

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