Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 01:40 PM

The Apostle Paul wrote “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” (2 Corinthians 10:4) So, those of us who follow Jesus, should be using different “weapons” to fight our battles, including in our marriage. (Click on the title to read full post.)

The Apostle Paul wrote “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” (2 Corinthians 10:4) So, those of us who follow Jesus, should be using different “weapons” to fight our battles, including in our marriage.

Although there are many attacks on marriages, some subtle and some overt, most of the time we simply accept them as normal, rather than defending ourselves and fighting for our marriage. A husband and wife may fight each other, rather than discerning and fighting against what’s behind what they are seeing in front of them.

In our experience, there are six battle tactics of a husband and wife fighting for their marriage:

  1. Recognize that you have an enemy and it is NOT your spouse
  2. Close the door to the enemy – don’t partner with negative thoughts, words, or actions
  3. Battle for and with each other spiritually, uncovering the spiritual root and dealing with it
  4. Respond to “attacks” by declaring scriptures
  5. Recognize that reactions and behaviors are most likely coming from an emotional wound
  6. Recapture ground given up to the enemy, individually and as a couple

We will unpack each of these in separate future blog posts.

 

Note: Scripture verses are from the New International Version, unless otherwise indicated.


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