CONCERNING VIOLENCE, RELATIONSHIP, MARRIAGE, DEATH, DIVORCE – 1
The recent tragic events in the life of our celebrated departed Minister Osinachi Nwachukwu has rightly generated heated viral debates on the principles of successful marriage especially with respect to violence in marriage. Amidst the ongoing heated debates, there is a need to provide balance that avoids extreme perspectives on any side of the truth about marriage. Ecc 7:16 “…whoever fears God will avoid all extremes.”
PHYSICAL VIOLENCE IN A PREMARITAL RELATIONSHIP IS A MAJOR RED FLAG THAT SAYS QUIT IT.
It is extremely difficult to have the right marriage with the wrong person. On one hand, there are various practices which together add up to a successful marriage. On the other hand, there are various fatal practices that surely inject failure into a marriage. One of these fatal practices is PHYSICAL VIOLENCE. Therefore, the practice of physical violence during dating and courtship is a very easy way to a spot a potential spouse that should not be married.
By this token, in a pre-marital relationship, it’s important to evaluate the anger of your potential spouse towards you because the Bible teaches that violent anger disqualifies a person from close relationships. Proverbs 22:24 GNT “Don’t make friends with people who have hot, violent tempers.” Therefore, a violent anger is a “red flag” or a “no, no” for marriage. A person who physically abuses you repeatedly before marriage will definitely turn your home into a wrestling ring and your body into a punching bag during marriage. Its better to call it quits because Bible wisdom teaches so. Stop hoping for a violent person in relationship will turn into a gentle person in marriage. Its an unbiblical hope that may turn out fatal.
Additionally, an individual sometimes may successfully conceal their true nature during relationship. That’s why you also have to evaluate their anger towards other people. A person who is physically violent towards other people in their life repeatedly, but not violent towards you at present in your relationship, has demonstrated a proven capacity for violence. One day in marriage, that violence will turn towards you. So, once again, with a violent person don’t go into marriage.
TO BE CONTINUED.
DR DANIEL UFARUNA
Global Senior Pastor – Bethel Glory Church (BGC)
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