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“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).

Earlier in Genesis, Adam referred to Eve as, “bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh” (Genesis 2:23). In the following scripture he mentions the concept of marriage being one of a husband and wife becoming one flesh. A husband and wife are equal half’s of the same whole and as such the two together become one person. Marriages are successful when a wife and husband commit to praying for each other. This is like praying for yourself if you truly accept the bible’s definition of marriage and two equal half’s becoming one person. When two people are married, whatever affects one half of the whole affects the entire whole.

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people” (1 Timothy 2:1). Paul made several references in the New Testament to the importance of the saints praying for each other. More so, the importance of praying continually with and for your spouse. Paul also spoke about the matter of a wife or husband being converted while the other half remains unsaved. “For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy” (1 Corinthians 7:14).

The above scripture underscores the point about two equal half’s becoming a whole as a spouse who is saved sanctifies the unsaved spouse. We pray for each other in order to commit each other to God and so that the other person will be submitted to God. Our prayers are powerful and effective and ensures that the enemy does not have a foothold in our lives. I believe that our prayers can determine the outcome of the lives of our spouses and determine the success of our marriages.

There are some situations that are untenable due to ongoing abuse or infidelity, when you may choose to separate for your safety and protection. This decision is based on your own conviction and the relationship that you have with God. Abuse is a risky situation and no one should be encouraged to remain in an abusive relationship while you pray for God to change your spouse. It would be safer to maintain a safe distance while you pray.


Published by Anneta Pinto-Young

I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession. Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm. I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing. I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages. View all posts by Anneta Pinto-Young

Published November 14, 2023

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