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Day 12

Using Adam and Eve to teach a powerful truth about marriage, Jesus explains that in marriage two people become one. This was God’s good design for a husband and wife to be united together. However, when one spouse blames the other, they no longer act as one and go against God’s design and purpose of marriage. Blaming can look like reacting defensively or attacking offensively in communication and actions. Today, read and meditate on Mark 10 as it reminds us of God’s original plan of bringing two together for good. 

Evaluate:

  • Why do you think divorce is so prevalent in our society?

  • What do you think would happen if, instead of blaming others or becoming defensive, you took personal responsibility for your actions?

Reflect:

  • When are you most prone to blame others? How can you recognize these moments and change before the finger pointing starts?

  • What does it mean to “leave and cleave” to a spouse? See “What does it mean to be one flesh in a marriage?” additional resource for more.

  • How does Ephesians 4:32 apply to your communication and attitude towards others?

Additional Resources:

Is Blame Destroying Your Marriage?

 

What does it mean to be one flesh in a marriage?

 

What God Has Joined Together, Let Not Man Separate