Bonnie Chavda Articles

You’re Just Jealous

When envy invades a marriage relationship, the results
are particularly tragic. Husband and wife, once a union of love and
partnership, now compete for recognition and spiritual “one-upmanship.”

Typically, jealousy among spouses masks itself in
legalism—creating discord and suspicion. It effectively destroys the
potential for teamwork by fostering individual kingdom building rather
than cooperation. Jealousy is commonly rooted in insecurity and is
defined as that “peculiar uneasiness” we experience when we see others
receive the attention we desire for ourselves.

You’re Just Jealous

You’re Just Jealous

When envy invades a marriage relationship, the results are particularly tragic. Husband and wife, once a union of love and partnership, now compete for recognition and spiritual “one-upmanship.”Typically, jealousy among spouses masks itself in legalism—creating...

The Deceptive Power of Jealousy

The Deceptive Power of Jealousy

You don’t have to live in the wild West to be susceptible to one of the most dangerous threats known to mankind: snakebite. In fact, snakebite is a particular problem in the church—in every climate and geographical setting. It strikes in every season, sending out its poison to hinder unity, blessing and spiritual power throughout the body of Christ.

The snakebite I’m talking about is jealousy, and it wreaks havoc by embroiling Christians in battles against one another. “What leads to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflicts (quarrels and fightings) originate among you?” James wrote. “You are jealous and covet [what others have] and your desires go unfilled; [so] you become murderers…you fight and war” (James 4:1-2, The Amplified Bible).

Are You Jealous of Your Husband?

Are You Jealous of Your Husband?

When envy invades a marriage relationship, the results are particularly tragic. Husband and wife, once a union of love and partnership, now compete for recognition and spiritual "one-upmanship." Typically, jealousy among spouses masks itself in legalism--creating...

Does Your Marriage Come Before God’s Calling?

Does Your Marriage Come Before God’s Calling?

In the last two generations of church teaching regarding marriage roles we have been told that marriage and family come first. This mind-set has led us to assume a theology that puts marriage and family members before God. Unfortunately, when marriage is the primary...

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