Shine God’s Light on It
When you lose something, you turn on the light. I am always losing things in my car. When my keys or wallet (or maybe a burrito!) drops between the seats, sometimes I have to get a flashlight out and search under the seats until I find it. Light exposes things.
I heard a story of a drunk man who was down on his hands and knees under a streetlight looking for something. A stranger came up to him and asked what he was doing. He said, "I lost my wallet."
"And you lost your wallet right here?" the stranger asked.
"No," the drunken man said, "I lost it two blocks over, but there is no light there."
Looking for something in the wrong place is not a good idea, is it? You need to look in the right place—and the right place to look when your marriage is facing problems is the Scriptures.
Sometimes when a marriage is having troubles, the couple goes for counseling. I am for that—as long as it is biblical counseling. Counsel that originates from human thought and reasoning is not going to help. You must get counsel from the Word of God, for He is the One who created marriage.
Here’s something else to keep in mind. Just because a person says they are a Christian counselor doesn’t necessarily mean they are giving biblical counsel. I have often heard advice from "Christian counselors" that is contradictory to what the Bible says. The true counsel of God comes from His written Word, the Bible.
"But what if you don’t agree with what the Bible says?" you ask. Simple answer: Change your opinion because the Bible is right and, if you don’t agree with it, you are wrong.
If you want a successful marriage, shine the light of God’s Word on it.