"For I am married unto you"

Have you ever considered that the solution to marital problems might be found in the simplicity of this statement in Jeremiah: "For I [God] am married unto you"? Jer. 3:14; The Hebrew verb can refer either to marriage or to possession, rulership.

A young woman, deeply troubled over her relationship with her husband and feeling bound into "unpaid servitude," struggled with her sense of identity. She loved her family, yet she felt she had no personal sense of identity. She felt in bondage to the roles of wife and mother, not uplifted by them. This, of course, did not result in a very inspired sense of fulfillment within either of these responsibilities, and the family reflected her apathy and dejection.

The heart cries
February 14, 1983

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