God Would Not Tell You To Marry Your Spouse.
Would God tell you to marry your spouse? Many of us subscribe to this line of thought, and may even spin a theology around it. Having counselled a number of spouses trapped in unhappy and abusive marriages, this article by Gary Thomas challenges the often-repeated notion that all marriages are arranged in heaven! It remains somewhat challenging to conclude that a spouse, repeatedly arriving at my office with severe bruises on her face and body is in a divinely appointed marriage! Does Scripture say otherwise? There are instances that God does lead one to their future spouse, but these are rare and not to be interpreted as a blanket model for every couple, as there are some Biblical marriages that are far from ideal; perhaps as rare as a Hosea-like marriage, but it was God-ordained!
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