Dancing in the Minefields….

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(The following statement is true....)

My husband is so wonderful.  He really is.  He loves the Lord and is an incredible man of character.  I love him so much.

(The following statement may or may not be true…)

My husband and I have always had a “smooth sailing” marriage.  We never argue about silly things.  We aren’t ever selfish.  Neither one of us. Because we are so wise and spiritually mature, we always nurture and serve each other every day.  We’ve never gone to bed angry (Ephesians 4:26, you know!)……and we’ve never gone through a “rough patch”  in our marriage.   Hey, if you both love the Lord enough, everything will be just fine!!

 

And if you believe that…..

shoot me an email and I’ll send you my new e-book….”How Christians Can Have the Perfect Marriage…in TEN Easy Steps!”  (It’s only $39.95… you can Paypal it to me!)

 

🙂

(Okay, now back to reality….)

Marriage is….loving more than you ever thought possible.

Marriage is….freedom.

Marriage is….fun beyond imagination.

Marriage is….contentment.

Marriage is….settling into a new normal.

Marriage is….a wonderful new life.

Marriage is…..misunderstandings.

Marriage is…..learning to forgive.

Marriage is…..wanting more.

Marriage is….waiting.

Marriage is…..infertility.

Marriage is….miscarriage.

Marriage is…..grief.

Marriage is……leaning on each other.

Marriage is…..two people grieving differently.

Marriage is….not understanding.

Marriage is…..turning back to the Lord.

Marriage is….accepting.

Marriage is….daily mundane.

Marriage is…..eating leftovers.

Marriage is…..dishes and laundry.

Marriage is….a much needed night out together.

Marriage is….coming together again.

Marriage is…..loving more than you ever thought possible.

Marriage is….welcoming new life.

Marriage is….learning something new.

Marriage is….being a real “team”.

Marriage is…..seeing each other in a whole new “light”.

Marriage is…..doing hard things for someone.

Marriage is…..getting up at 2am when you don’t have the energy to.

Marriage is…..forgetting to nourish each other.

Marriage is……drifting.

Marriage is…..not agreeing with how to handle a situation.

Marriage is….anger.

Marriage is….more anger.

Marriage is….sleeping with your backs to each other.

Marriage is….thinking really ugly thoughts.

Marriage is…..getting help from other believers.

Marriage is……surrender of your own “will”.

Marriage is…..learning to let a lot of things….go.

Marriage is……grace.

Marriage is……not expecting perfection.

Marriage is…..learning a “new” way to love.

Marriage is…..contentment.

Marriage is…..appreciating each other.

Marriage is…..being unendingly thankful to the Lord for each other.

Marriage is…..loving more than you ever thought possible.

Marriage is…..forever.

 

Marriage is a lot of things. (This list could have just as well looked completely different!)  It’s a beautiful field with rolling hills.  There will be ups, there will be downs.  For believers, it can be used more than anything else to make us more like Christ (sanctification).

The problem is, we’re sinners.  Your husband is going to sin. It will be ugly. You will sin. It will be really ugly.

Press on. Realizing our sin allows us to see the grace of God so much more clearly.  The blood of Jesus Christ has covered your husband’s sin.  It has covered your sin.

So unbelievably thankful.

To anyone who is rolling through a “low” right now…...press on.

It’s so worth it.


Let your sister tell you…..you’re gonna make it. And when you do, it will be even better than ever before.


Love you.

(I came across this video recently, and I don’t think I could love it any more.)

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Comments
3 Responses to “Dancing in the Minefields….”
  1. Mollie says:

    Mmmhhmm…. Such a well put word. “ugly.”

  2. diane says:

    i loved your post and loved the song and video. Thank you!

  3. Tracey says:

    Marriage truly is a journey full of ups and downs, but what a blessing to have a Godly life partner beside you!

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