Did you have to get cleaned up to take a bath last night?
Did you have to get your life in order before saying God, I can’t do this anymore help me?
What did Jesus say on the cross?
He said Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.
There was no stipulation in that statement. He loved those who crucified Him knowingly and willingly.
Just as you knowingly and willingly made a commitment to your spouse on your wedding day.
And though forgiveness is not in the vows, it is a major part of marriage.
As a matter of fact it is crucial!
We must forgive each other unconditionally with no strings attached.
If you wait for your spouse to clean their act up in order for you forgive them, then your marriage is on the rocks.
Communicate in love, pray in love and forgive in love.
To love, honor and cherish means to forgive!