With celebrities announcing their divorce by the minute, many people today realized that there is something missing in their life. This is not an unusual thing to happen, the Bible stated that in the last days, the love of many will grow cold.
“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold”- Matthew 24:12
Despite the abundance of material things, abundance of job opportunities and even supportive family and friends a lot of marriages still end up in divorce.
The author of ” I Called Myself Cassandra” experienced the pangs of hurt and desolation that is caused by adultery and cheating. She wrote about one of the greatest life challenge that happened in her life. A third party suddenly entered in their marriage,and attempted to draw her husband away from her forever. Marriage should be an exclusive club, but how would a person feel when someone suddenly disrupts their marriage?Lourdes Duque Baron bravely wrote about the effects of her broken marriage in ” I Called Myself Cassandra”, of how a series of temptations threatened their family and how they were able to survive.
After several years of being married and having children, who would have thought that her husband would suddenly fall into cheating? It came as a complete surprise to her, she pondered on divorcing him and setting herself free, but with the counsel of good friends and good advise she did not do it. However, the pain caused by her husband’s sin has caused them to drift apart. She sought revenge and was also for a time tempted to use sexual seduction with other men as a way to get even. ” Anything he can do, I can do it better”.
Because sin entered the marriage, many other sins started to enter into their family life including selfishness and pride. They were both angry with each other. Due to lack of guidance and the hatred in her heart, she took on the persona of a seductive Cassandra and lured other men into her bed. In fact, she looked for love in the wrong place, but no matter what she did, and no matter how much she transformed she still felt empty. Lou Baron tried man after man but never felt that her thirst for love had been quenched, in fact the more she drifted away from her husband, the more she became desperate and love-sick. The same story has happened in John 4, a woman tried man after man but still felt immensely lonely and longing for love, only when Jesus Christ showed up, did and offered to love her did she feel at peace.
Remember that we don’t have to be a woman with so many partners for this thirst to be quenched. This searching for love only God can give. Jesus Christ is the living water and the only one who can restore and remove the longing in your soul and in your marriage.
Both of them fell into sin, because they both felt unloved in the marriage. Every person desires unfailing love according to Proverbs 19:22. When betrayal entered into their life, it started to break apart and it caused tremendous pain not only for the husband and wife in the marriage but also their children and people that support and love them the most. This is because, marriage is a promise and a covenant that she and her husband entered into- and only the presence of Jesus Christ in their life will turn into a fulfilling love- when her husband became seriously sick, they reached a turning point and repented- they forgave each other for the many sins that they both committed and came back to the unfailing love of God.
Lourdes Duque Baron, the author of I Called Myself Cassandra and her husband was able to pass through this immense test in their marriage- by surrendering their love in Jesus Christ- and by finding ways to bring back the friendship and respect they have for each other. But most of all, despite the many setbacks that they both experienced, they both forgave each other. Forgiveness was a crucial key in saving their marriage. It no longer mattered how deep the problem was, the solution came in the form of God’s love. When trouble comes into your married life, remember to seek God. God will be the one to fix your marriage, and transform your heart.
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” – Luke 10:27
There Is Still Hope for Your Marriage
A lot of couples right now feel that all hope is lost in their marriage, many are hurting and do not know where to begin. But the life and testimony of Lourdes Duque Baron and Dr. Robinson Baron is the ultimate proof that no situation is too complex. No matter how painful and deeply entrenched you are in sin, there is still a way back in Christ. Pray and seek repentance in Jesus Christ and surrender. Ask the Lord Your God and commit into a prayerful life so you can both restore and rebuild your marriage.
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.