We know that God raised Jesus from the dead, but is He able to resurrect a marriage that was assassinated after the betrayal of one spouse against the other? Is it possible to bring a marriage back from the dead after adultery?
There is hardly anything that has the potential to rip apart a marriage any deeper and surer than infidelity. It’s as if the adulterer stabbed his or her marriage partner directly in the heart. How does someone recover from this type of grievous action? And if the victimized spouse recovers from this near death experience, what about the marriage? The offending spouse has caused grievous damage to the sanctity of a marital partnership and to the heart of the spouse who is betrayed.
A Marriage Back from the Dead
So, the question is: can God resurrect a dead marriage that has been ripped apart by unfaithfulness? The answer is yes. We’ve repeatedly seen that this is true. If it wasn’t, then we wouldn’t do what we do. We wouldn’t be Marriage Missionaries. You can see a little birds-eye view of a few resurrected marriages testified about in the following pages:
So we do know that God does help spouses resurrect their marriages from the dead. But will your spouse participate with God in this process? We, of course, don’t know, it’s difficult to tell sometimes.
But think of it this way:
“Who better to resurrect an ash heap of a marriage than the creator of marriage Himself?” (Marla Kloenckner)
And who better to resurrect a marriage, than a God who can identify with the heartache of betrayal? And yet God made reconciliation possible, through Jesus Christ, to His unfaithful bride—the church.
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.“ (Matthew 19:26)
The Resurrection Journey After Adultery
If you are on the journey of working to bring your marriage to a healthy, loving place after adultery, we recommend you read a few articles we link to below.
This first article is written by marriage expert, Joe Beam. It addresses the difficult situation of dealing with a spouse who claims to love someone else. What can you do with that?
There’s no doubt that this is a painful and confusing situation. But to help you sort through some of this, please click onto the Crosswalk.com article below to read:
And then, to help you further in this journey, we urge you to prayerfully read what we have posted on this web site in the Surviving Infidelity and Emotional & Physical Affairs topics. Also ask our Wonderful Counselor, the Holy Spirit, to guide you through other topics, such as Bitterness and Forgiveness that can enlighten you.
Lastly, we have provided a link below, to an article written by psychologist Dr David Clarke. We believe it could help you further as you deal with this horrible issue. We pray it ministers to your heart and that the Lord infuses hope into your spirit.
Please click onto the article below to read:
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!” (Romans 15:5-6)
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