I saw a marriage quote this week that really spoke to me. It said —
A Perfect Marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.
Honestly that is how I have felt a lot this past month or so. Satan has been attacking my marriage hard and if you want the honest truth, I’ve been tired of fighting back so I have been letting him have his run. I’ve laid my Bible down in exchange for the remote control.
I’ve checked out of church when the Pastor has been preaching right to me because I just did not want to hear another sermon.
And I did this all the while looking at someone when they ask if I am okay, smiling and saying yes.
Have you been there?
Just this week, I finally got my fight back. I don’t know what happened, but I decided to pick back up my Sword (the Word of God) and put myself back in the ring.
Because I am NOT ready to give up. I refuse to let Satan have my marriage.
Here’s the thing — marriage is HARD. It is one of the hardest things you will ever do, but if the two of you love each other, you never, ever, ever give up fighting for one another.
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When one of you are too weak to fight, then the other spouse needs to get on their knees in prayer and pray until both of you are strong enough to fight together.
It’s not about who is right or wrong. It is not about who does the most house cleaning, who runs the most errands, who works the longest hours.
Y’all are in this together, so fight together.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 says this —
And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.
When you fight together, you can resist him — the devil. When you fight against all the things coming against your marriage, be sure God is in the center, because if He is — your marriage will not be torn apart.
Yes — there will be bumps in the road. Yes there will be seasons when you get on each others nerves and you will find times when you feel like you are in it alone. Just don’t give up. Keep fighting for your marriage.
So how do you fight for your marriage?
- Pray for your spouse
- Listen to podcasts on marriage
- Pray WITH your spouse
- Read books on marriage
- Find an older woman who will encourage and inspire you to love your man
Now that you have a few tips, I am off to put these into practice myself. I’m off to fight for my marriage because I love my man and don’t want to give up on our marriage.
What ways do you need to fight for your marriage?