How to Fight The Battle You and Your Husband
May Not Realize You’re In
I kept my mouth shut for a week. A whole week – except to politely answer or ask questions. “I’m good.” “What would you like for dinner?”
My being less talkative than usual didn’t slip by unnoticed. My husband asked me what was wrong. When I replied, “I’m fine,” he didn’t buy it.
Challenges Through the Years of Marriage
Guess what happened after a week? Or, let’s be real – I didn’t make it a week. I exploded. I let it all out. I hate to burst your bubble, but spouses who’ve been married a long time can still have challenges in their marriage now and then. Here’s the good news. We can learn from these challenges by identifying what contributed to the difficulties.
God Turned On a Light Bulb
In addition to Keith listening to what had been on my heart, God “turned on a light bulb” in my mind. I’d been deceived. Yep. Did you know you can be sailing along and Satan slip one on you? He’s sly like that. Check out Jesus’s disciple Peter, in Matthew 16:13-23. One moment, he was heavenly inspired to say Jesus was the Christ. The next moment, Satan deceived Peter into attempting to discourage Jesus from going to the cross. We can be deceived in our thinking and it comes out in our words. I realized that’s what had happened to me.
I’d been forgetting to “armor up,” a term I use in reference to putting on the armor of God.
Why “Armor Up?”
God gives us spiritual armor to wear because there are powerful, invisible evil spiritual beings who target us and our marriages. (Ephesians 6:12) We can’t stand against them in our own strength. Sound scary? It is if we fail to put on the protection God gives us.
Put On the Full Armor of God
We dress for what we intend to do. If we intend to stand firm for our marriage and not be deceived, we need to “armor up” every day with Biblical truth, Christ’s righteousness, the good news of peace, faith covering our hearts, salvation on our minds, and the Word of God.
Human determination is no match for the devil. Don’t be deceived! Learn more about how to “armor up” HERE.
Wife Step: “Armor up” every day. Pray for your husband, knowing he’s in a battle he may not realize he’s in. If your husband is a Christian, share with him that you’re “armoring up.” Print Ephesians 6:11-18 and place it on the bathroom mirror or in the kitchen where you’ll both see it and be reminded to pray. Stand together against enemy schemes.
Debbie Taylor Williams, founder of Hill Country Ministries, a non-profit 501© 3 dedicated to spreading God’s Word and love, is a sought out national Christian speaker and author. Best known as a passionate Biblical expositor, Debbie uses humor and practical illustrations to communicate spiritual truths to women of all ages and walks of life. She has written 7 books and produced numerous video driven Bible studies, including The Plan A Mom In a Plan B World, The Plan A Woman In a Plan B World, Pray With Purpose, Live With Passion; Prayers of My Heart; If God Is In Control, Why Do I Have A Headache?; If God Is In Control, Why Am I A Basket Case, and Discovering His Passion.