Social media today is awash with relationship problems. Every hour a post comes through on social media pages of local media houses like Kfm, Sanyu fm, Capital radio and other characters like the now famous Nigerian “Correct Bae.”
The intensity of these stories has kept on growing over the time despite the multitude of abuses, judgment, condemnation and a lot of ungodly advice from the audience. Do the solution-seekers ever really benefit from using social media? The motive is perplexing!
I recently took interest in reading these stories as they came in and I observed that all they all have something in common, and that is their foundation! I am always tempted to post this from Luke 8:17 – “seeketh first the Kingdom of God…” and leave it at that. Most of these relationships that are seeking help started off on the wrong-side. You meet a girl in a dim-lit club and off you start cohabiting and making babies to live “happy ever after!”
“For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.” What the devil makes you do in the dark he exposes and beshames you amongst masses. They post the dirt in their relationships for the whole social-media world to see.
Numbers 23:20 teaches us that nothing the Lord has blessed can be cursed. Therefore ye should know that marriage is a blessing from God and no storm can shake it. This does not mean marriage is devoid of problems, but when they arise, religious leaders and duly respected parents can always come in to give the right advice.
But what constitutes marriage according to the bible? According to Get Question Ministry There is a school of thought that God considers a man and a woman to be married at the moment they engage in sexual intercourse. This could be because in given instances marriage that has not been consummated physically is null and void. The basis for this view is the fact that sexual intercourse between a husband and wife is the ultimate fulfillment of the “one flesh” principle (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5; Ephesians 5:31). In this sense, sexual intercourse is the final “seal” on a marriage covenant.