By Dana Randolph
Storms come and storms go, but what happens when marriages encounter storms that seem to be beyond challenging? All marriages go through some type of turbulence and most couples endure and manage to get through it. From a christian concept, the reason why some couples succeed over others is that they have established a strong prayer life, and study time together in the word. Not all couples are equipped to handle warfare. Spiritual warfare is something that comes against the unit in hopes to bring it down. It is an evil force that seeks to destroy any good thing that God has purposed for you, your marriage, and even your children. To some it all up, the enemy wants to destroy any and every good thing about you.
How do you conquer warfare in marriage? Well, what seems like a small storm could possibly turn in to much more if not handled immediately. Both the husband and wife must be on one accord in order to fight this thing. If the couple is at odds over normal marriage stuff, it's time to come together and align the marriage with what the word of God says.
“Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand".
It is very important to be in unity in all things marriage. That is the only way to fight the enemy head on. Knowing the word of God and applying it towards your marriage and any situation that may arise, will crush the enemy up under your feet. When both husband and wife are doing everything in their power to make it work, it will work. It is also very important to keep outsiders out of your marriage affairs, especially those who wish to see it fail anyway. Your unit must be strong in the Lord and a commitment must be made to stand firm through any obstacle you face. Remember, you are facing this together and as long as you are fighting together, you will win,
"I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive. For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you".
The enemy desires to divide and conquer, and if you and your spouse are not walking together he just might succeed.
Below are 8 ways to endure warfare
1. Have a strong prayer life together and on your own.
2. Study the word of God and meditate on it.
3. Fast, especially when it seems you have done all you can.
4. Communicate with each other in love, even when you don't feel like it.
5. Keep each other first, even during those difficult times.
6. Seek counseling from someone who can offer a balance of faith and a professional outlook.
7. Keep God first in all things.
8. Don't give up.
Help us to fight the good fight of faith on behalf of our marriage. We know that you have all power in your hands, and that with you we can do all things but fail. Help to keep us grounded in the word and in prayer so that the enemy won't stand a chance against our unit. We seek to keep our marriage strong and will overcome any obstacle thrown at us. In Jesus, name.
The Purposed Wife