Marriage is the most important relationship you can ever have.
I have read many books on marriage, Dustin and I have done many studies on marriage together, and Indestructible Marriage by Jimmy Evans is by far the most powerful.
The content is right on the point.
One of the most memorable points to me was on why Satan attacks marriage. What I learned from this point is a powerful marriage tip.
Back to the Beginning
Think back to Adam and Eve.
Satan was not in the picture until Eve entered the world.
Satan was not worried what Adam could do alone. He was worried what Adam and Eve could do together. He tempted Eve because he knew that if he could turn them against one another, they would not be nearly as powerful.
Satan used his deception to tear the first marriage apart so they would not be as powerful for the kingdom of God.
It is clear to see in our culture today that marriages are under attack. This is not an accident.
The ultimate destroyer, liar, and thief is thrilled when our marriages are on the rocks or in jeopardy.
Now trust me I know. Marriage is not perfect nor will it ever be. Two imperfect sinners put together are not going to make things easier or perfect.
But marriage is God’s plan and He will fulfill the desires of our hearts when we seek Him.
We need a marriage tip that is going to see us through.
Part of My Story
When our kids were infants, and I was sleep-deprived, emotional, and overloaded, I have to admit that I sometimes viewed Dustin as working against me, not with me.
I would ask these questions in my head:
Why couldn’t he see how tired I am?
Why couldn’t he do this or that better?
Why did he always think of himself first?
I found myself running a constant scroll in my head of the things he was doing wrong.
How I Found Healing
Until one day the light came on.
While praying about my marriage and these destructive thoughts, I realized that I needed to turn them around.
When one of those thoughts would creep in, I immediately brought that thought captive to Christ. I not only asked Him to take it away, but I replaced it with a thankful thought about my spouse.
This worked wonders for me.
Our thoughts are so powerful, and they will destroy us if we do not take them captive to Christ.
This was the first step for me to restore and renew my relationship with my husband.
Parenting can take the joy right out of your marriage if you let it. But it can also strengthen your marriage, if you focus your thoughts on the Creator of marriage.
I challenge you. When a negative thought enters your head, turn it into something positive.
This habit will become second nature and make you a much happier wife and mommy.
You can achieve an indestructible marriage with Jesus on your side.
I encourage you to check out all that Jimmy Evans offers at his ministry Marriage Today.