The first mistake is lack of building hedges to protect the marriage. Certain things are no no’s for every married man. Being alone with another woman is one of those things. Nonetheless, being alone with another woman on a regular basis is an even bigger no no. Ministry only multiplies the possibility of feeling connected. God is the God of unity and when we serve Him along side someone else, we will become connected.
Another mistake that happened in this situation is the husband and wife started to lead very independent lives. As wives, we may have “other” interests, but they must not take us away from our family. Priorities should build a family unit, NOT our individual strengths.
I am praying for this couple, that they will not react, but allow God time to move and to heal.
None of us our exempt, it could be us, yet we need not fear. Instead of fear and paranoia choose prayer. Fight the real battle, against the deceiver. It is Satan that wants to kill and destroy our marriages. Start today to pray strength and unity into your marriage. God hates divorce, yet He knows how messy life can get, don’t pretend with Him, He can handle it.
I am reminded today of a great prayer guide it is: THE POWER OF A PRAYING WIFE. Don’t wait until you need it. Pray today and each day from then on for your marriage to truly show God’s love to the world.