And soon she was in a relationship that she now says was very similar to her marriage.She remembers very clearly what helped her end that relationship and that was accepting that God had a plan for her. God has always played a part in my life and He has a plan for me.Often times those moments of realization are memorable, moments when our thinking is so clear and focused.Kristi’s (@divorcetohappy) recollection of her conversation with her friend is one such moment.God expects men to be the spiritual leaders of the home (Eph ) and it certainly requires an extra measure of grace to lead a woman who’s older than you.…I want to remind you that God intentionally (with good reason! Scripture informs us that God created man first chronologically for the sake of authority!Listen: “I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. Wouldn’t this have the effect of disproportionately leaving some women unable to marry for the sin of being alive too long?
I’ve often admired the trust and acceptance that religious people have in a “bigger plan” that enables them to go with the flow, not knowing where it’s going to lead them and yet being comfortable that it is what is meant to be.
Any woman who tries to usurp her husband’s authority or even claims to be a co-leader with her man is gravely dishonoring the God who created her to be subject and obedient to her husband (Eph , Col , 1 Pet 3:1). Next thing you know, they’ll be asking for the right to vote, or have some level of ability to determine their own lives!
Please look beyond the fact that the word “value” here sounds unintelligible.
“If she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery” (Mark ).
“And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery” (Matthew 19:9).