October 24, 2017

Ten Ways to Kill a Marriage

By Philip S. North

1. Be untrue to one another (Matt. 19:9; 1 Cor. 7:24; Heb. 13:4).

2. Be overly jealous one to another (Jas. 3:16; 1 Pet. 1:1).

3. Nag one another to no end (Jas 3:16; Col. 3:19).

4. Show no affection for one another (Gen. 2:23-24; Eph. 5:25, 28, 29; 1 Cor. 7:3).

5. Never agree on how to raise your children (Psalms 128:3; Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21; Prov. 19:18; 22:6).

6. Never say "please" or "thank you" (Lk. 17:11-19; Eph. 5:20).

7. Spend all the money on yourself (Prov. 15:27; 1 Tim. 5:8).

8. Let the husband be a tyrant with his family (Eph. 5:28, 29, 33; Eph. 6:4; Col. 3:21).

9. Let the wife not love, honor, and obey her husband (Prov. 31:30; Eph. 5:22, 24, 33; Col. 3:18; 1 Pet. 3:1).

10. Keep God out of your marriage (Deut. 4:9-10; Josh. 24:14-15; Psalms 101:2; Prov. 31:10-31; Acts 16:15).

Dear Lord, help us to be, as husbands and wives and mothers and fathers, "DOERS of the word, and not hearers only

. . ." (Jas. 1:22). How about it, dear friend and gentle reader. Is your marriage dying??

Truth Magazine XX: 48, p. 760
December 2, 1976

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