Years ago, when my marriage was at its messiest, I was not a cleaver. I’m not talking about being like June Cleaver, but rather about the need to unite with my husband.
One of the most important ways that I did not unite with him was in how I chose to align myself with my mom. Unfortunately, I was not just aligning with her, but uniting with her against my husband.
I was not taking this Scripture to heart …
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.” —Genesis 2:24 (Darby)
Many translations of the Bible have replaced the word cleave with words like: united, joined, hold fast, etc. But none of these communicate quite so clearly the idea of sticking to our mates like we’re glued to them—the idea behind “cleave.”
There are a lot of things that get in the way of cleaving to our husbands. But I would like to focus on …
Intrigued? Want to know more? Then head over to Rachel Lee’s blog—Betheeinspired.com. I’m honored to be her guest today, sharing the rest of this post,“Restoring Hope in Marriage: Why it’s Important to Leave Your Parents and Cleave to Your Spouse“ over there.
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