MARRIAGE SEMINAR With MVK - 22 august 2010 - 15h00 - Be there!

MVK & Joyce Kotu
Do you feel like you could start all over again in marriage? It's sad that most people do not feel that good about their marriages anymore. for some it has become an unending nightmare and others still just wish they were dead. making the decision to 'tie the knot' as the saying goes has literally tied most people to abusive relationships and prolonged emotional torment. I extracted the following quotation from the DRUM magazine dated 5 August 2010: 'People say that there is no difference between the words: Complete and finished. I say there is; marry the right person and your'e complete. Marry the wrong person and your'e finished' Do you feel complete or finished in your relationship? 
I have been married to the same woman for 28 years and I have never felt so complete in my life. Marriage happens but living together is a skill that can be learnt though talking to others and attending marriage enrichment seminars and workshops. Being happily married and living happily ever after is not easily acquired as one man of God said it's 'blood sweat and tears' It never just happens we have to put a lot of hours learning the necessary skills and asking for the 'paths of old' from those who have been there before. I will be speaking to couples, both married and those engaged to be married. The meeting will take place on Sunday 22 August 2010. The meeting will be held at Reach Out For Christ Ministries in Chiawelo Ext. 3 Soweto.We will start at 3 in the afternoon. and admission is free. For further Enquiries please contact the ministry office at 011 980-5970 or Pastor. Billy Maluleke on 0837220815. alternatively you may leave a response below indicating your attendance. See you there. MVK     For Directions Click Here 
COMPATIBILITY IN MARRIAGE
In our previous article I tried to highlight the importance of compatibility in the Spiritual realm. And please be aware that my opinions on these issues remain open to criticism. When I began sharing on this subject I made it clear that I am not a marriage counsellor and that I will be approaching the subject from a marriage partner's point of view. I have been married to the same woman for 28 years and not once did we need to go for marriage counselling and neither did we get any pre marital counselling. The principles that I’m sharing here with you are our own self made ethics that we made up after reaching a few “cul de sacs” in our relationship. I might be wrong but it has worked for us for the past 28 years. Secondly I also wish to indicate that we did not keep these philosophies under wraps but we put them to the test by asking other couples younger than ourselves to try them and they yielded the same results. 


I have a young couple in our Church that I married about 10 years ago, I asked them to try the same principles in their marriage and they have never been to a marriage counsellor for the past 10 years. Neither did they have any problem that needed an outsider to intervene; somehow they were able to handle with success whatever issues they had. So I am just saying try them; if they work great and if they don’t praise God that we have a lot of powerful help out there, go and talk to someone. But then I must also say that make sure that you receive counselling from people who are on the same Spiritual wavelength as you are. Well, let’s get into the next point. In the last article I mentioned that man is a three part being. Namely: Spirit, Soul and Body and that the most superior or the engine of the three is the Spirit. This is what the bible refers to as the heart. It would be worthwhile also to consider the following scripture Proverbs 4:20 ‘keep your heart with all diligence for out of it spring the issues of life’. The Spirit or the heart is where matters of life and death; success and failure are established and decided and that is why it’s important to not only be of the same mind but to be of the same heart as well.


















The next level of compatibility is the Mental or Soul level. This is simple to understand. The soul of man is where the intellect also called the aptitude or intelligence is rooted and controlled. This is clear and easy to identify. Let me give you an example about a very sound and spiritually balanced child of God who is not smart in other areas of life or lacks the necessary level of intelligence in a specific area. Or simply put a well grounded yet stupid Christian. There are other words belonging to the same family with the ones I have already used that describe intelligence they are: cleverness, brain power, and skill. Without being biased or discriminatory in any way I wish to highlight this one truth: God has not equipped us equally when it comes to intellect and this helps each to survive in this world. Imagine a world where all are doctors or a world of engineers only or labourers only. It’s obvious that that kind of world would not survive and that is why it does not exist.

Even though according to the Bible we were created to be like God there is a portion in Genesis chapter 2 which states that after God breathed into man the breath of life, man became a living soul. And it simply means that man became an individual with skill, intelligence, brainpower, aptitude, etc. and this is totally different from man to man. I mean it made us so different that we know who we don’t want to be like
Now any incompatibility on this level must be very minimal or else it will definitely cause problems in any relationship. If the intellectual gap is too broad in a relationship it will even affect the level at which both parties try to solve their problems. We see this every time we speak to people who don’t reason on the same level. They end up coming for counselling only for us to tell them that what they are both saying is correct, it’s just that they approach it and interpret it on different levels. And this has embarrassed a lot of them.
The next problem with soul incompatibility is that we also use our soul to socialize. And our social lives are also determined by our level of intelligence. To draw you a clearer picture I wish to introduce you to three individuals and they are the soccer boss; the soccer player and the soccer fan. 


Every time I watch a game between let’s say Kaizer chiefs and Orlando Pirates I always get amazed at how all these three individuals act and react to whatever happens during and after the match. The soccer bosses sit there as if nothing is happening; the players are there showing their skill and the fans would be the ones getting emotionally involved even up to the point of wanting to make decisions forgetting that to the team boss this is business and to the player it’s a career but to them it’s a hobby. Now there are other fans, who know where to draw the line, but the majority don’t and these two are divided by the level of their intelligence. The reason I will not paint my house in the colours of any soccer team is because I know where to draw the line.
Now imagine if you are planning to marry a person who will be willing to religiously follow a soccer team wherever it goes and also you have to sleep with blankets that are branded in the colours of that team. This is not only about soccer but about many other things including music, books, stokvels, hobbies, friends, clubs, social circles, TV programs etc. if you are too different then you might have a challenge.  I wish to refer you to article: Part 7 Published on 31 May about preferences and principles. If you are already in a relationship that is almost like the one I described above you can still manage it through mutual agreement and understanding. But I must say that it requires a lot of compromise and personal growth. To the unmarried I wish to say; take your time, look carefully don’t be deceived by looks as they change with time and like we say in our Church always marry someone you like. That is someone you will be willing to live with without the need to make many alterations, you are most likely to survive in that situation. And if you have too many questions than answers about an individual take it as a clear sign of a very confused future. In that case I say you are better off single than married. Keep it for another day it’s worth doing so. Amen. MVK


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16 comments

Thobile  

Mothusi and Thobile Tawane will attend

Joyce and MVK will attend. Joyce

Nqabo Ramaphosa  

Nqabo and Thomas Ramaphosa will attend

Martin and Nthabiseng will be there

mosehlam  

Re tla be rele mmogo.

shadi and thabo

Bonginkosi Mzila  

Nathi singajabulela ukuhlanganyela nani emhlanganweni wokuqeqeshwa ngezomshado ukuze sazi ukuthi sibhekane nezivivinyo zomshado...

Bonginkosi and Nokuthula

BM

na rine vha ha Matshaba ri dovha hone. Nnda! Arthur and Dudu.

Morgan lekgetho Mogagabe  

Madume Moruti MVK


Ntante Mogagabe le Mamogagabe re tla be re le koo,ka nama...

Count TK and Maloving in.

My hubby & i would love to start all over again in our marriage.I dont know what to do because he's working odd shifts he will be working on the 22nd and he wont be able to come. My heart is broken that we are going to miss the seminar.

Zazi & Zanele, Benette & Dudu will attend

Anonymous  

Good day

Sipho and Cathy Mathebula will attend.

Thank you

130 other couples registered on Sunday 8th August at The Freeway tabernacle. MVK

The Mabyana's will attend.

Thanks,

Thabo & Lindiwe

Duduzile Matshaba  

Avril and Myron Wesson will attend.
Thulani and Nkateko Hlongwane too.

Anonymous  

Mr and Mrs Litlhakanyane will attend