Having a Commitment Breakdown?
Updated: Sep 14, 2022
If you are married, you have already made many commitments to your spouse and to the relationship. You’ve taken some form of marriage vows and more than likely committed to be with your spouse “until you’re parted by death”. Those vows were witnessed by God–whether you were in a church, a courthouse, a venue, the beach, or standing in an open field! Often, however—after some time, our commitments are challenged in marriage. There are things like busyness, selfishness, mindsets, and apathy that creep in. Sometimes, (if we will be honest) we just get lazy and irresponsible. We sometimes become way too familiar with the gift of our spouse. The wonder of growing to know that person begins to wane as we start taking for granted the person we were once so curious about. Sometimes culture itself challenges our commitment as we become more interested in fitting into cultural marriage norms than biblical, godly marriage norms. Right now is a good time to examine your personal commitment to your spouse—not based on how you feel and not even based on how your spouse has treated you today! We are each responsible for our own actions and our own commitment to the marriage. I will answer for myself, not my spouse when I report to God! Whew—that is a sobering thought! Don’t be caught in a commitment breakdown! Do all as unto the Lord (Colossians 3:23)! Ultimately, we are responsible to Him for how we fulfill our role and commitment in marriage!