What are the seven deadly sins and what do they have to do with marriage? Great question. In fact, I asked myself the same thingand decided to do a little research. First, there is not a list of them in the Bible but they are each talked about separately many times.Second, they are really the attitudes that underlie sins. They lie deep within our hearts and can wreck havoc on our lives and our relationships.
Did you ever do or say something and then wonder where those actions or words came from? Maybe you got angry about something that you had no idea would upset you. Maybe you became jealous when a friend got something you always wanted. Maybe you thought you had overcome a porn addiction and then got blindsided with it again. There are times that things seem to be going so well in my life. Everything is on track. Then out of nowhere comes an attitude and actions that shock me and everyone around me. Does that ever happen to you?
Over the next few blogs I want to look at these seven deadly sins with you and see how they can affect our most precious earthly relationship - our marriage. Here they are: Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy, and Gluttony. Right off the top you may see one or more that can be or have been a problem for you. Maybe you have overcome or maybe you still struggle. Maybe there is one that you never realized has been hidden deep within your heart. We will look at how they can manifest themselves in our marriages and how we can overcome them. You see, as Christians, we are overcomers because we follow the greatest Overcomer of all time. Get ready for God to do some awesome things in your life. Are you ready?