We are all responding in one way or another to the unprecedented challenge of the COVID 19 pandemic. The Marriage in Christ office staff is working hard from our homes to keep our important ministry thriving at this time. Though seminars in many churches have been suspended or delayed, our national office is open for communicating. Please feel free to
On the home front, relationships can be strained simply by being with each other more than before. News reports have emerged which indicate that the divorce rate has risen in China since the coronavirus self-isolation. One official was quoted as saying, “Young people are spending a lot of time at home. They tend to get into heated arguments because of something petty and rush into getting a divorce.”
This is the perfect time to talk about two habits – trust in God and prayer. Life will always be filled with uncertainty. It might be a global crisis with its attendant fears. Usually, it is more personal crises of debilitating illnesses, the death of a loved one, financial hardship, or the struggles of our children.
How we react to these times of great uncertainty depends on the ways in which we have habituated ourselves. If we have developed a deep personal relationship with Jesus as individuals and as a couple, we can respond with confident trust in the Lord. We are promised that “Where two or more are gathered in my name, I am there.”
If our prayer life as couples is habitual, we will automatically respond with the awareness that he is always with us.
Director, Marriage in Christ