Under invitation by leaders of the English Commonwealth, Charles II, the exiled king of England, lands at Dover, England, to assume the throne and end 11 years of military rule. However, Oliver Cromwell was determined to execute Charles I, and on January 30, , the king was beheaded in London. Charles escaped to France and later lived in exile in Germany and then in the Spanish Netherlands. In , in what is known as the English Restoration, General George Monck met with Charles and arranged to restore him in exchange for a promise of amnesty and religious toleration for his former enemies.
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This form was later classed "old comedy" but is now known as restoration comedy because it coincided with Charles II's return to England. The main goal of these comedies of manners was to mock or scrutinize society. This allowed the audience to laugh at themselves and society. One of the major themes of restoration comedy is marriage and the game of love. But if marriage is a mirror of society, the couples in the plays show something very dark and sinister about order. Many critiques of marriage in the comedies are devastating.
As Christians we go through difficult times in our marriages much like the unsaved world. However the one thing we have is our Savior Jesus Christ whom we go to with our marriage restoration prayers. He is waiting on us to come to Him and allow Him to work in our lives. Therefore, it is His will that your marriage should work. When you go to Him in prayer keep this in mind so that you do not doubt that this is His will for your life.
Getting married is a lot like starting a career, or entering a university degree program. In my work as a marriage and family minister, I have seen a lot of marital and relationship discord. Having gone through a divorce myself, and now married for over 30 years to my present wife, I can attest to the challenges and pain of marital relationships and what it takes to restore your marriage. I have utilized these principles and insights in my marriage counseling, and marriage restoration ministry for the past 23 years. My wife and I have taught them in our marriage classes, marriage intensives, retreats and seminars.