Have you ever had one of those days? The fighting kind of day… You know the day; there is no yelling or punching, j just one of those established understanding where I know I’m right and he thinks he’s right and so we stopped talking. Can you relate?
I want to say we agreed to disagree but that would be a lie.
And so we fought in that ancient dance of Married couples – with a silent treatment.
Who wins these fights? Where do they even come from?
Sometimes it seems like everything is fine, then suddenly we are knee deep in a disagreement that is escalating faster than I can understand.
After years of living in that cycle I felt our marriage was beyond the point of repair. But God… God stepped in to begin teaching me the difference between a Cultural Marriage and a Biblical Marriage.
The Culture we live in would rather throw away what is broken than try to fix it and salvage the beauty of what it could be.
God’s way of doing Marriage – from a Biblical Worldview is filled with Hope and joy and true contentment.
The First thing God began to teach me was that there is a very real enemy fighting continually to destroy my Biblical Marriage.
You see I was fighting the wrong enemy.
Ephesians 6:12 NASB 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Do you see that. Clear in black and white and red… when we see a fight in front of us – in our husband – we need a perspective shift. Spiritual eyes if you will, to see the real enemy attacking us. Sometimes It’s good to give your enemy a name.
Do you need some encouragement to keep pressing into that Daily Commitment?
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Today’s article is a Guest Post at Angel Penn’s spot Experience His Freedom. Angel is a devoted Follower of Jesus Christ, a wife and mom of three sons. She has a passion to see people walk in the power and freedom of Jesus Christ!
Today’s article is an excerpt from the Marriage Course Finding Hope and Joy in My Marriage. This self paced course is for Wives Only -teaching us to live in our Marriage from a Biblical Worldview.
The Course is laid out in 9 Modules with a Video Lesson to introduce the topic and a downloadable workbook.
- Inside the workbook are 5 days of work for you to do – just you and God.
We will walk through the topics of:
- That is deeper than lip service
- Desires Vs. Preferences
- And how they war
- My Mouth
- Why & How we can tame it
- Appreciation & Admiration
- The best ways to use our words to create momentum in our Marriage.
- The Leader
- Who is it and how do we actually make that a reality.
- Understanding Men
- What does this really mean and how can we accomplish it?
- My Priorities
- Setting them to make the best Future for our Marriage
As a Bonus, when you sign up for the Intermediate Plan
- You will be paired with an accountability partner who will be there to talk to when the days are hard.
- You will have lifetime access to a Private Facebook group where you can connect with other like minded Wives.
- I will be hands on in the FB Group to answer questions and pray over needs as they arise.
When You sign up for the Advanced Plan you will have a Mentoring Call with me about week 4 to talk through the hard things and plan ways to resolve those issues you are really battling!