"You have to work hard to offend Christians. By nature, Christians are the most forgiving, understanding, and thoughtful group of people I've ever dealt with. They never assume the worst. They appreciate the importance of having different perspectives. They're slow to anger, quick to forgive, and almost never make rash judgments or act in anything less than a spirit of total love . . . No, wait--I'm thinking of Labrador retrievers!" David Learn, 1998

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

God is on the side of your marriage

     If your marriage is a mess, I have good news for you. Your spouse is not your enemy.
     You do have an enemy but it isn't your spouse.
     You and your spouse have a common enemy.
     Your enemy is after your marriage. (If he can destroy you, your faith, your peace, and your self-esteem in the process, he's okay with that, too.)
     Why is this good news?
     Because you have a Friend who is greater than your enemy. This Friend designed and created each one of you. He designed and created marriage. Even if it doesn't feel like it right now, He brought you both into this marriage. He has a future and a hope for each of you individually and for the two of you together.
     This Friend patterned marriage after His own love relationship between Himself and His people, that is, us. He wooed us, cleaned us up, dressed us in white, and committed Himself to us forever. He has arranged a Marriage Supper in our honor and has it on His calendar.
     He wants your marriage, your love for each other, to reflect his love for you.
     He is fully invested in defending, restoring and making your marriage better than it ever was.

     Okay, your marriage is so not anything like God intended! It's sick, it's dying, it's dead. You're not even sure you want a resurrection. Your spouse is nothing like Jesus Christ and not worthy of your love or respect.
     Your spouse has sided with the enemy.
     But now it's your turn to pick for your side and guess who is still available--your Friend, the biggest, baddest, toughest, all-time best player on the team! Did I say player? He's the manager! Wait, he's the owner!--wait, He's King of the Universe! And He's got your back!
     Interested in knowing what he's willing to do for you?

(Continued tomorrow)   

Today I am thankful that someone reading this is going to regain hope.


  1. I emailed this to my daughter who is really struggling in her marriage .....really struggling....God Bless

  2. Yes, being christians doesn't make us immune either. My husband came to me and said," I love you,but I am bored with our relationship" one Sunday after church.I was in a great mood and spirit that day too. The ole devil knew it! Blew me away!! Now, I was thinking the same thing ,but He said it to me OUT LOUD and he said it first! My flesh rose up! Sputter, sputter... my first thought was to lash out, but I had to give it to the spirit and not let that flesh rise up. We have to work on our relationships.We are able to work on it bacause of honesty, but it is not always east,even after many years together.God is faithful though and I am blessed that I have a husband who does love God and me and wanted to communicate with me.But in tht moment .... OH BOY!!! Will be back to read more.... God Bless