The past few weeks have been hard.
News of marriages in trouble or ending in divorce has given me new insight into something I’ve always known:
Our marriages are under attack.
As I sifted through the info I was presented with, I realized I couldn’t just sit still knowing the plan the enemy has for my marriage….for all of our marriages.
He seeks to steal, kill and destroy.
But there’s good news! We can do something about it.
Rebekah Hallberg’s post reminded me of this fact this week. In 3 Reasons to Fiercely Protect Your Marriage, she shares some of the ploys of the enemy and biblical truths that can help us to effectively protect our marriages.
In one of her points she mentions that our marriage should be an example to future generations. I LOVED this section of her post. She says,
We hold the power to change the standard that our kids know. We can start by taking divorce off the table as a casual way out of marriage, instead of teaching them how to stick it out when a friendship or relationship gets tough. We can teach them how to be a blessing in a friendship and someday in a marriage. They are going to need that example.
I think one of the ploys the enemy uses against our marriages is to desensitize us to divorce. If our mindset is that everyone is doing it, we can become more likely to give up when the relationship gets hard.
I know that sometimes divorce is the right option. But more often than not, it can be the first option that is presented, rather than a last resort.
You can read more of Rebekah’s post on how and why to protect your marriage here.
Also, if you’re marriage is in a sticky place right now, she also has a wonderful secret Facebook group that is designed to be support for women who are in the midst of fighting for their marriages. Simply fill out the form and someone will get back to you.
Thanks Becky for this authentic and encouraging post! Feel free to grab the Featured Button and place it on your website.
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