If you think insulting or intimidating your spouse in public or secret is a thing of pride, you are foolish. Marriage is a glorious engagement and there is nothing glorious about such conduct. Cheating on your spouse is a very shameful thing in case you do not know. Your iniquitous escapades may leave scar for your lineage in form of children outside wedlock and so on, after you have left this world. This is foolishness.
“The wise shall inherit glory but shame shall be the legacy of FOOLS” (Proverbs 3:35).
If as an unmarried person, you have embraced ungodliness in the name of socialization, you are foolish. Are you involved in fornication or cultism because you want to feel belonged or you are sleeping around with married people for money because you want to be addressed as “happening babe” or “happening guy”? Sorry! You are foolish. You need to avoid foolishness.
If as a married wife, you have refused to submit yourself to your husband or you are taking advantage of the fact that he is overlooking your misconduct in compliance with biblical instructions, you are being foolish. You need to avoid foolishness.
If you are bearing malice with your legally married spouse or have refused to forgive his or her offence, it is foolishness. If you claim to have forgiven your spouse’s offence but keep going back to it in reference, it is foolishness that needs to be avoided.
If you are living with someone as husband or wife, whereas the person is not officially or legally married to you, and you have your own legally married spouse, it is foolishness because you have been carried away by lust.
“For we ourselves were also once FOOLISH, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy, He saved us…” (Titus 3:3-5).
This means that you need to run to God and cry for salvation from foolishness.
Maybe you were brought up by parents that loved each other and recorded success in marriage for your example but you decide to water down their legacy and make them weep over your marital relationship, you are being foolish.
A wise man makes a glad father but FOOLISH son is the grief of his mother” (Proverbs 10:1).
If as a wife, you spend money on trivialities like clothes and parties, whereas your husband and children cannot afford to feed or pay school fess because he lost his job or has financial challenges, you are being foolish. If you do things to make your children hate or disrespect your husband but love and respect you, you are foolish.
“The wise woman builds her house but the FOOLISH pulls it down with her hands” (Proverbs 14:1).
If you are a wife or husband that likes to show off or tell people that you have arrived, and in the process, talk and talk without considering implications of you talkativeness, you are a fool. Even when you have a conflict with your spouse, beware of the kind of words you utter.
“Wise people store up knowledge, but the mouth of the FOOLISH is near destruction” (Proverbs 10:14).
“For a dream comes through much activity, And a FOOL’s voice is known by many words” (Ecclesiastes 5:3).
If you enjoy maltreating your spouse or making him or her cry, you are being foolish. If you take pleasure in physically, psychologically or emotionally assaulting your spouse, you are a FOOL and lack understanding.
“To do evil is like a sport to a FOOL, but a man of understanding has wisdom” (Proverbs 10:23).
If you enjoy quarreling with your spouse or you are always the one that originates or instigates unnecessary marital conflict, you need to avoid this foolish conduct.
“It is honourable for a man to stop striving, since any FOOL can start a quarrel” (Proverbs 20:23).
If the major fuel of your conflict with your spouse is that you want to fan your ego or you want to display “a whole me” syndrome, you are obsessed with pride. You feel too big to say “I am sorry” and you prefer that the conflict lingers. This is foolishness.
As a husband, your wife gives you advice on how to resolve an issue. You know this advice can solve the problem but because the advice is from your wife, ‘a woman’, you refuse to work with it and leave your family to suffer unnecessarily, especially in financial matters. You need to avoid foolishness.
Are you always boasting to your spouse about who you are, so full of yourself and trying to prove a point through your actions at the expense of peace and joy in marriage?
“In the mouth of a FOOL is the rod of pride but the lips of the wise will preserve them” (Proverbs 14:3).
If you are so arrogant that you do not believe in any elderly biblical counsel on how to improve your marriage, it is foolishness. The same foolishness has given you lack of interest in marriage seminar, counseling classes or marriage books.
An arrogant person does not deserve a humble spouse, especially a person that despises elderly Bible-based counsel.
“A FOOL despises his father’s instruction but he who receives correction is prudent” (Proverbs 15:5).
A copy of the book, MAKING YOUR MARRIAGE WORK by Albinus Chiedu can help you to avoid foolishness in your premarital or marital relationship. Place an order for your copy and your marriage shall be a blessing and a testimony in Jesus name.
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