When you married your spouse, at one of the Catholic Churches in Detroit, MI, you made a promise in front of God and family that you will remain loyal. This promise is nothing to be taken lightly. Though the present age not only allows infidelity to persist but in fact lauds it, it’s time for Catholics to go back to what they know.
Behavior reflects the values of a person. Relationships suffer when behavior is not founded on fidelity and trustworthiness. Here are passages from the Bible that emphasize the importance of fidelity. They call upon the Christian to display fidelity in all aspects of life, including marriage.
“Help, Lord, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men. Everyone lies to his neighbor, their flattering lips speak with deception” (Psalms 12:1,2 NIV)
“Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus…” (Colossians 3:17)
A marriage can be strained when one spouse begins a relationship with someone outside the union.Here are the reasons why the Bible emphasizes fidelity and its importance.
Fidelity is the character of God. It is the character of Jesus Christ, God’s son. It is the character of God’s servants. As believers and followers of God, Christians must live a life that mirrors His. It is the only way to receive His promises.
Fidelity is a virtue even in the natural order. Man is a social being by nature, and in order for society to thrive, people must be able to trust one another implicitly. We need to be able to trust each other in order to build strong social units such as family, community, church, etc. If the members of society are not truthful, then society itself may crumble.
Going back to fidelity in marriage, the union between man and woman should never be threatened by discord, jealousy, spirit of domination, and most of all, infidelity. When a couple gets married, the spouse instantly becomes the preeminent factor in the life of the husband nor wife, and no person or thing should ever take precedence over the companion spouse.
In a marriage, it is important for both spouses to not only avoid infidelity, but also to strengthen fidelity. The challenge to stay faithful in a marriage begins with what’s inside each spouse’s heart. Make sure you and your spouse are faithful to God in every aspect of your lives. If you need spiritual support, don’t hesitate to discuss your concerns with a priest or other spiritual leader at Catholic churches in Detroit such as old St. Mary.
Threats to Marriage, AboutCatholics.com