I knew that if my life were to please the Lord, he would need to remain first in my heart, no matter who entered my life.
And it is definitely one of the most difficult questions for me to answer. ” If you’re like me, you’ve grown up on verses we tend to think are promises that God will give us whatever we ask for.
Verses like Jeremiah : But, honestly, there are no magic verses or biblical formulas or even promises that God will give every woman a husband.
Spiritual abuse often occurs subtly for seemingly the “right” reasons, but it can also be blatant for outright selfish financial, emotional or physical gain.
Spiritual abuse includes, but is not limited to mind-control, thought reform, coercion, manipulation, deception, legalism, authoritarianism, guilt trips, judgementalism/”Phariseeism”, holier-than-though attitude, and a “we are right and everyone else is wrong” attitude.
Spritual Abuse has turned Christianity into ‘Churchianity’ where the church and it’s particular traditions have become more important than or at least equal to, the Word.
‘Denominationalism’ and ‘traditionalism’ find their way into the teachings and become enmeshed so that no one can tell where Christianity begins and the traditions end.
Victims become preoccupied with observing others in the congregation to see who is living up to the rules and who isn’t.
In my church, If someone wasn’t living up to the standards set forth by the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination they were considered rebellious and we were not to have any associations with them.
Why would he give us the one thing (or person) that might keep us from clinging to him?
If you’ve prayed for a husband and God hasn’t answered, I don’t know why he has chosen to answer - or not answer - in that way.
SEE ALSO: All I’ve Dreamed of is Being a Wife and Mother In years past, I found myself telling women: “Seek God first and he’ll bring you a man.” But I have also seen that sometimes that doesn’t necessarily happen.