Posted by: Derek Guyer | April 14, 2008

Who Else Suffers?

Since we spend so much time helping married couples and people who are in need of marital counseling and prayer, some people think that’s our only focus. I can understand why. We do have deep hearts for broken marriages and obviously can sympathize for those who are in them. 

Sadly, broken men and women in broken marriages rarely realize the weight of their own selfishness. Living in a fast food, on the go, me-first culture creates more of this than any of us wants to acknowledge. Biblical love, and by that I mean self-sacrificial love, is challenging to people who don’t have the luxuries that we experience today. It’s no wonder we struggle on such immense levels with it today in our marriages.

Rarely do we notice who this selfishness affects, though. We’re so busy serving ourselves and paying attention to our own needs, that those eating the dirt we’re kicking up aren’t even noticeable. I don’t know if you’ve caught on to who I’m talking about, but I’m referring to our children. 

What immense pain we must be causing our children. If we, being broken men and women hurt as badly as we do, I can only imagine how our children feel. What are they thinking? What are they praying?

“The Prayer of the Children” by Kurt Bestor and Sam Cardon

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