Fighting Hard and Fighting Fair 7- Sunday Selah

“Let marriage be held in honor among all.” (Hebrews 13:4a, ESV)This week, we’ve been looking at the subject of fighting for our marriages. Marriage was created and designed by God, and He longs for us to experience joy and fulfillment in our marriages. Unfortunately, the devil is a roaring lion, and one thing he loves to attack is the Christian marriage. We are told in Scripture that he is seeking to devour…

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Fighting Hard and Fighting Fair 6- A Song for Saturday “Fight for You”

Today’s song speaks for itself. It is a beautiful musical piece with an even more beautiful message. Will you fight? Fight for YouI know how to push your buttonsI know what to say to break you downI know how to give you nothingI know how to turn and shut you outWe are everything but perfectWe both have a million flawsAnd there are days that I wanna give upBut I won't because ...I'm…

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Fighting Hard and Fighting Fair Day 5- Fighting for Your Family

“Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.” (Ephesians 5:21, ESV)One of the reasons to fight for your marriage (aside from honoring your vows before your Heavenly Father) is for the sake of your kids. While people often say the kids will be better off, statistics don’t support that argument. In fact, here are some of the consequences kids may experience from being in a broken home:Difficulties in schoolStressEarly engagement in…

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Fighting Hard and Fighting Fair Day 4- Commitment Starts in Your Mind

“Let the marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” (Hebrews 13:4, ESV)I don’t believe anyone sets out one day and decides, Hey, I think I’ll have an affair today. Commitment begins in our minds, and our thoughts are where we must first exercise self-discipline. What I mean by that is that we must pre-determine in our…

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Fighting Hard and Fighting Fair Day 3- The Danger of Silence

Some couples say they never fight, but, to be truthful, it’s a little worrisome to me when I hear that. No two people are identical in needs or desires, goals or dreams. While our differences are often complementary, they can also create friction. What we do with that friction says a lot about our relationship and our authenticity within it. There are two sides of silence that aren’t healthy: the silence that…

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Fighting Hard and Fighting Fair Day 2- Leaving Home

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother…” (Genesis 2:24a, ESV)I have two grown children, and one of my biggest challenges is learning to let go. When my son got married, our relationship changed forever. While his father and I used to be authority figures for him, that changed when he married his wife. From that day forward, we became supporters and encouragers but no longer hold any authority over him.…

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Fighting Hard and Fighting Fair 1: We All Fight for Something

Fighting Hard and Fighting Fair Day 1- We All Fight for Something “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24, ESV) Marriage is hard. It’s also beautiful at times, but most of us can relate to challenging seasons in our relationship. And since challenges will come, we have to decide ahead of them what we are…

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