Author: Rev. Dr. Sunday T. Eke-Okoro, Dr.Med.Sc., M.Div.   Date: 03/15/2014

“The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.” (1 Corinthians 7:3).

The main thing in marriage is that spouses work together. There is no question of anyone being the king of the castle. There is a time when the man has got to step up and do his duty as a man, but you have got to operate at the same level. In every system, there must be a leader. In the family, the man is the servant and spiritual leader. If the man leaves a vacuum in his function in the family, his wife will fill it, because nature abhors a vacuum. You will never know your spouse completely. For instance, your spouse will always surprise you with one thing. Although you will never know your spouse completely, your aim should be love. Pray for your spouse. When you are equally yoked, you enjoy your relationship. It is a great feeling to worship with your spouse as a spiritual partner. Although wives are called upon to be submissive to their husbands, and husbands are called upon to love their wives, it must be understood that mutuality is very important in all cases. Marriage is a partnership in which the man and the woman are bound together as a unit.

You should never seek a satisfaction of your sexual needs outside your marriage. Remember that when you defile yourself in that way, you create an unprecedented problem for yourself and your family. The two shall become one must not be nullified by your senseless act of extramarital affair. Do not bring in another person’s evil spirit into your family. It is simply a disaster, because bad things would be happening in your family without explanation. It is because you have introduced evil forces that are not part of your marital agreement into the equation. The spousal equation cannot balance any longer because of the disruption you have caused. What about sexually transmitted diseases that could mess up the life of your spouse or of other members of your family? Be wise and control your adulterous animal sexual reflexes that have no respect for your spouse and for the Almighty God. There is no peace for the sinner. When you expose yourself in the act of adultery, it means that you have given the devil a chance to manipulate events in your family.

He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (Luke 24:46-47).

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