Bishop T.D. Jakes sermon on broken marriages
Song of Solomon 7:10-12
Married women, Satan will try to rob you and your husband of the passion God created for you to enjoy. The enemy will try to callous your soft, supple flesh with stress and unforgiveness and leave you with a hard shell that impressions a broken heart. He is afraid for you to love and give. There is a level of romance and chivalry in marriage that the father meant for you to enjoy – not just about the return of passion.
If you are careful, life will cause you to leak. Your marriage will be drained by the leaking passion and wilted excitement produced by hard times and struggle. Your mommy hood will try to rob you of your womanhood. Satan wants to leave you drab and aloof, hiding behind religions excuses rather than fighting your way out and being the wife and woman you were created to be.
Perhaps you so not need to know this now. But some day when you feel a heavy depression about descend upon what was once a vibrant love, you will need to turn to God as your Friend. When that day comes, you may suddenly realize that your husband is longing for the woman you used to be. Somewhere beneath your problem there is another woman screaming, “Let me out! I want to love and live”. This is the woman who has been trampled by low self-esteem and fear of rejection she is the woman you were before. Remember her?
She is soft and sensitive, fanciful and frilly. She is bright-eyed and full of mischief, creative and sensual. Your husband has been on a fast, waiting for her to step out of freezer. If ever there were time you needed to stop suppressing her and let her loose, it is now.
I can’t leave you lying in the bed of despair with your emotions dead, your passion subdued, your attitude cynical, and your disposition critical. God says, Arise you are about to have a resurrection. It will be so strong that your husband should feel it. Your children should feel it. From t he prayer room to the bedroom, a loose woman is free.