What is going on?Are WE going to make it?
How do we keep our marriage safe and thriving?
Is there anything I can do to provide support to a friend in a difficult marriage?
What kind of advice should I give?
SHOULD I give advice?
Shouldn’t someone more experienced – and older – be doing that?
I’ve struggled with all of these questions as I see marriages – young marriages – dying off.
I've come to realize that there is a battle going on. It's not just a physical battle with a clearly defined and visible enemy. Instead...we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
If we're going to win, if we're going to be that couple that is still married 50 some years from now, we're going to have to fight. We're going to have to take up the whole armor of God, that [we] may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. (Ephesians 6:12-13 ESV)
And I get it. It's hard. Marriage, while great sometimes or for some people, is hard a heck of a lot of the time.
I'm young. I'm 32 years old. I've only been married 8 1/2 years. I am deep in the trenches here. I am learning new lessons about marriage and about my husband daily. But I have a passion for young marriages. I think it is so, so important to get grounded now...to get a good start...to get good habits and godly thinking patterns engrained in our heads and hearts. I want to come alongside you and encourage you to know that with God's help, you can do it.
You can fight.
You can be a warrior wife.