As the days went on I began making specific plans for me and my children’s future. God and I relationship grew stronger especially when He told me I was in His will and I was exactly where He wanted me at this point in my life. I never doubted God or His promises although I had questions about my failed marriage.
About two weeks had passed since my husband’s departure and he finally answered my phone call. We began discussing our marriage. He had so many bad things to say about me and who I was as his wife. In spite of everything he said I still asked him to come home and we can possibly seek marriage counseling. That’s when he explained to me that he and the young woman who was at the house where he now resided had entered into a relationship. Now this woman was eight months pregnant by someone else. Mind you my husband had only been home for seven months. Out of all the years of knowing my husband, he had never mentioned this woman who he is now telling me he knew before we separated. I remember asking him, “How you could be with a woman who’s pregnant by another man, when you have a wife who’s pregnant by you”? No matter what his reply was there was no proper explanation! He told me to wait and see what happens with him and his new girlfriend and if things don’t work out … then he’ll come back.
I would lay awake that night replaying the words that he had spoken to me earlier that day. “Was I really the bad wife that he said I was”? Why should I wait to see the outcome of his new relationship … is there a life lesson here or am I better than that? “Lord, help me … speak a word to my marriage”, I exclaimed. I opened my bible not intending to read any specific verse and there it was.
But if the husband or wife who isn’t a believer insists on leaving, let them go. In such cases the
Christian husband or wife is no longer bound to the other, for God has called you to live in peace.
I Corinthians 7:15 (New Living Translation)
To be continued …