Christian Responsibilities · Encouragement · Marriage and Family

DIVORCE INSURANCE

I’ve been seeing ads lately about Divorce Insurance; insurance companies offering financial insurance to people who are married/getting married and wish to seek financial protection should the marriage fall apart.

Wikipedia describes it as follows:

Divorce insurance is a form of contractual liability insurance that pays the insured a cash benefit if their marriage ends in divorce. The purpose of divorce insurance is to mitigate the risk of incurring significant financial loss as a result of a divorce proceeding. As divorce rates have increased around the world, divorce has become a major contributing factor to bankruptcy and poverty globally which in turn created the demand for such a product.

This gets me scratching my head.

Marriage used to be a sacred promise…until the government got involved. They have made it SO EASY to get divorced that marriage has become like buying a car. You find one you love, use it as long as it benefits you, and when you get bored with it, trade it in for another.

The government has tried very hard to destroy the family unit with their numerous divorce laws and “NO FAULT” divorce states. They know that if they can do this, they can control more people through poverty and crime. The statistics show that more single moms live in poverty than those who are married, and children of single parent homes tend to lean more towards criminal activity than those children of a two-parent home (a mom and a dad).

Colossians 3: The Christian Home
18 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.

So now, we have the entrepreneurs coming in, the “thinkers” of society coming in and offering another way to monopolize the situation: “Don’t worry! If you get divorced, this insurance policy will make sure you have financial security!” I can’t blame them really. After all, if I was without Christ, and seeking to make a living in such an unstable environment, I would probably jump right on board with something like this. Let’s face it, there IS a great demand as divorce rates are through the roof.

This just gives people who are marrying ONE MORE REASON to divorce. One more easy way to turn “I do” into “I don’t anymore”.

This is our society. This is our “way of life”….but is it really? What quality of life has our society reached that we now allow homosexual marriage and abortion and now “divorce insurance”?

I’ve been divorced. It’s a very painful and troublesome experience. And being remarried, I can say without Christ in our marriage – there were days when divorce seemed like the only option. It wasn’t until my husband finally gave himself to Christ that our marriage went from tumultuous to a marriage of more stability, more compassion, more love, more patience, and more understanding. Before he gave his life to Christ, he was following his broken-self desires and false sense of pride and causing both of us to sin in anger, resentment, and more, which almost did ultimately end in divorce.

Ephesians 5: Marriage—Christ and the Church
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. 31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

You see, the world and our society teaches us everything apart from Christ. Man seems to believe he has the answer for everything, never foreseeing the long term outcome of the laws and business practices they put in place. Never realizing that God has already given us the answer to everything we need in His Word. Every piece of advice needed to have a good and peaceful, happy life on this planet came from Him; man only ever destroys that as he builds up himself as a god.

There is truly only one type of divorce insurance we should have and that’s found in a godly marriage; a triune marriage of husband and wife, with God smack dab in the middle. Without that we are not humble but prideful. Without that we are not loving but selfish. Without that we are bound to fail in our vows.

Don’t get divorce insurance from an insurance company. Instead, get the best, 100% guaranteed marriage insurance plan possible – when both husband and wife give their lives to Christ. And if you’re already married and struggling….keep working on it, praying for each other, and trusting that He has your back…because He really does.

Peace to you all, today and every day.

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