Fighting in Marriage: It’s Okay. | Link-up #6


How Fighting in Marriage is Okay.The devil HATES your marriage. If he can slip in even through a tiny crack, he will. His desire is to come in, make residence, and wreak havoc. And then the ultimate goal is to destroy you, destroy your family and destroy generations. Sounds depressing and somber, doesn’t it?


Because it is.

We can’t allow him to do this! We have to FIGHT in marriage, and I’m not talking about fighting each other.

We have to fight the enemy. 

I can’t go further without mentioning a fighter, Lysa TerKeurst. Last week, Lysa wrote a blog post and beautifully and vulnerably shared her heartbreaking circumstances about her own marriage. If you missed it, you can read it here. When I heard this news tears flowed from my eyes.  Lysa IS a fighter. She is a warrior. Her circumstances may not have ended as she had hoped, but it doesn’t mean she isn’t a fighter. I have so many thoughts about this because, in a sense, I can relate to her husband, Art. My story is different though because I woke up. My heart breaks for him because he just doesn’t know what he is doing. Satan has blinded him, leading him into a beauty that is toxic. Satan is beautiful, always remember that.

I’ve kept a bit quiet about my thoughts and feelings about Lysa’s circumstances because it hits so close to home for me. My heart literally breaks for her and her precious family. I’m journaling to myself and to my Lord about it though and soon I will share them with you, as it cuts deep. Every time I think of Lysa and her family it is a deep reminder of what my life could be like right now had I not “woken up.” Although I am so grateful, the feelings I have are indescribable, which is why I’m journaling.

I love today’s feature from Kaitlin from Barefoot Blog.  She shares with us how we can stop giving the enemy a foothold in our marriages and how to fight!

Here’s a prayer from Kaitlin for our marriages:

“My prayer for us is that we would not grow so distracted with our jobs, responsibilities, kids, activities, and even ministries that we lose sight of the Gift right beside us. May we be on the alert for any wedges that are trying to drive themselves in between us and our spouse.”

Please check out her article before linking up or reading today’s posts! Now, on to the link-up!

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  1. Thanks for sharing so openly about your marriage, Shannon. I so appreciate your merciful, non-judgmental tone and your show of support in mentioning Lysa TerKeurst’s situation. Heartbreaking. A warning that we need to stand firm lest we fall.

    • Shannon says:

      Sweet Betsy- thank you for stopping by! I know no other way than to share about my marriage that God so mercifully restored and redeemed. My heart breaks for Lysa. And yes you are so right, we need to stand firm!

  2. Denise Renae says:

    I like how you said it, Shannon, we have to fight in marriage (spiritually). Those little things that aren’t taken care of right away can get built up and become something unexpected. My husband and I call them fox holes. If we don’t take care of the issue in a respectful and understanding way, all those little holes will affect our foundation. Also, Lysa’s story just breaks my heart.

    • Shannon says:

      and fox holes, they are Denise! This is such wise advice. This is why marriage takes work…hard work…on BOTH sides!

  3. Lux G. says:

    I’m learning a lot here. 🙂

  4. REbeccalynn says:

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you; to give you a hope and a future.” Jer. 29:11 This verse has come to mind several times just this morning. If only we knew His plans, trusted in His plans, sought out His plans, and surrendered to His plans. Life will never be without trials, but it can be without regret. Even so, we belong to the One True God, who can turn our deepest regret into our most powerful testimony! Keep fighting fierce! xoxoxo Love you, friend. Praying for Lysa’s family, too.

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