My marriage is not working, can I get a new wife?
What if a Christian couple is failing in their marriage, both are unhappy and despise each other, can they separate and both be in another relationship?
If the main reason for having another relationship is because they are unhappy is really a very selfish reason. I think this applies to both Christians and non-Christians but I would be a little more harder if you categorize yourself as a Christian and here is why?
When you enter into a marriage covenant, you ask Christ to be in that marriage. You made a vow to stick with each other through good times and bad times. You both declared to each other and to the world that Christ would be your source of love, forgiveness, grace and even happiness and security. You made a promise to walk in the spirit and not in the flesh. To be ruled by our emotions is to live otherwise.
Ephesians 5:21-33 21Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[b] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”[c] 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
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