I have a big problem with entrepreneurs getting a divorce.
Not because why you think though…
Yes, God detests divorce.
But I see it from a totally different angle.
When an entrepreneur friend of mine gets a divorce, I’m immidiately hesitant about getting into a partnership with this person.
They have lost integrity in my mind.
What a person does in his private life is a strong indication of what is going on in his heart.
This is so because the marriage relationship is the foundation for all other relationships we form in society and it mirrors our character.
Marriage is a promise that puts someone else’s interests ahead of your own. Partnership in business, like marriage, is as much a responsibility as it is a privilege and is based on trust earned over time through hard work. If I can’t trust you, I’m less likely to do business with you. Period. That’s simply the way we’re wired to think. I still love that entrepreneur, I’m just extremely cautious about getting in a business relationship.
The bible says
For the Lord sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes. An evil man is held captive by his own sins; they are ropes that catch and hold him.
Proverbs 5:21-22 NLT
I’ve been sticking it out since 2011. My wife and I have spoken about divorce. I chose, though, to see marriage as the ultimate entrepreneurial venture that I’m never quitting because it’s shaping me and molding INTEGRITY. Regardless of how I feel sometimes towards my wife, I immediately take a bigger picture view of what’s going on and think that this is another test or my INTEGRITY and I’m going to PASS!
Godpreneur Rule: Integrity starts at home. Godpreneurs are people of their word and stick with our commitments even when we no longer feel like it.