For this reason man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. 25The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. ~Genesis 2:24-25
In this day in age, that whole one flesh thing is not really working for us. Christians and non-Christians alike are experiencing about a 50% divorce.
According to enrichment journal on the divorce rate in America:
The divorce rate in America for first marriage is 41%
The divorce rate in America for second marriage is 60%
The divorce rate in America for third marriage is 73%
Hmmm, we could not get it right the first time around so let's keep trying. Well, based on the above, that's not working too well either.
There are so many reasons why this is happening that stem from that first sin. Adam and Eve were naked with each other and felt no shame. How many of us can say that we are completely naked with our spouse? I am sure that there are hidden feelings, secrets, unexpressed desires, and etc. that keep spouses from being truly unified as one.
How many of us truly trust another person that we can be naked with him/her to the point that we can be totally honest about who we are? I believe that number is few and far between. It is hard to not be selfish and love the way God wants us to.
Thought: God wants us to be successful in our relationship with others. What He wants is for us to "Love your neighbor as yourself."
These are just my thoughts on today's word. Please feel free to share yours by leaving a comment.