So many people fight for so many things. Some fight for Justice. Others fight for Food. Many fight for Equality. While others fight for Jobs. Then there are those who Fight for Power and Recognition. For our 99th post the focus is on the topic “Conquering the Marriage Terrorists !!!.”
So the question is: What should you do when “Marriage Terrorists” threaten your Marriage? You must Fight! There are many times when fighting is Essential and Unavoidable. Marriage is one of the most distinguished privileges that God has given to us on earth and when this privilege is attacked both the Husband and his Wife have a responsibility to fight against the enemy or enemies of their Marriage! The Holy Scriptures indicate that there are “good fights” that we need to fight! Marriage is one the good fights that each Husband and his Wife must fight for continuously. Paul in 1st Timothy 6:9-12 says this:
To some it might seem like a trivial thing to fight for your spouse and your marriage. However, the marriage union is directly linked to our success here on earth and our understanding of the immense love that Jesus Christ has for us. Marriage is a tremendously beautiful experience that can help you to secure eternal life. Jesus Himself indicated clearly how important the Marriage Relationship is. In Matthew 19:3-6, Jesus pronounces one of the clearest principles found in the entire scripture about Marriage:
Sometimes the enemies of your Marriage can be internal and sometimes they can be external. Pride and Unforgiveness are just two examples of the many “Internal Marriage Terrorists” that can fester within the heart of your Marriage. These terrorists must be eliminated at your quickest opportunity! On the other hand, “External Marriage Terrorists” must never be tolerated. Persons who succinctly and subtly grasp at every opportunity to discredit and “bad-mouth” Marriage are robust enemies of Marriage and are slowly but surely planting seeds of discouragement into your mind. Beware of their tactics! To fight for your Marriage ensure that you exterminate every medium that promotes perversion. For example, Soap Operas or “Soaps” as they are sometimes called, have an obsession with promoting deceit, trickery, and unfaithfulness. These types of programs along with all others such programs that present a culture that is Anti-Marriage should be shunned at all times.
Welcoming the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, and God the Father into our homes is one of the most powerful weapons we can use against “Marriage Terrorists!” Alfred Scott-Gatty composed the music while Karl J. P. Spitta wrote the words to a beautiful song that encapsulates and sheds great light on the happiness and permanence that is possible in Marriage:
1 Happy the home that welcomes You, Lord Jesus, Truest of friends, most honored guest of all, Where hearts and eyes are bright with joy to greet You, Your lightest wishes eager to fulfill.
2 Happy the home where man and wife together Are of one mind believing in Your love: Through love and pain, prosperity and hardship, Through good and evil days Your care they prove.
3 Happy the home, O loving Friend of children, Where they are giv’n to You with hands of prayer, Where at Your feet they early learn to listen, To Your own words, and thank You for Your care.
* Bonus tip: Be gentle with your spouse, your spouse is your own body.