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3 Reasons to Fiercely Protect Your Marriage

We all seem to go into our marriage excited to start a new life with our spouse. We probably attend pre-marital counseling together and talk through all the issues that newlyweds may face. We walk down the aisle to wedded bliss, but we may not be aware of the spiritual battles we’re likely to face.

When I first got married, it was easy to keep my marriage safe. We were newlyweds and spent a lot of time together. We talked a lot, communicated about issues that came up and genuinely worked to keep each other first. Ever so slowly, though, we saw friends start to struggle in their marriages. We saw marriages where divorce was imminent and we noticed problems creeping into our own marriage.

As I took stock of what was happening in my marriage and in marriages around me, I realized there were 3 reasons I wanted to protect my marriage.

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I began to change my battle plan – from arguing with my husband at times, to battling the real forces that were at work against my marriage. Don’t get me wrong – bad choices were made in our marriage, but I began to battle with the guidelines from Ephesians 6:10-17 rather than try to fight in my own strength.

A change in my tactics has not relieved me of the battle – I wish it did. Instead, though, it has taught me the value of fighting in the manner God intends.

Come with me over to Fulfilling Your Vows for the rest of the post. Read the 3 reasons to fiercely protect your marriage – and then share your own reasons!

My plan for marriage started with excitement and happiness. As time went on, I saw marriages crumble. These are 3 reasons to fiercely protect your marriage.

I’m excited to share that I am contributing at Fulfilling Your Vows. They offer practical encouragement for real-life marriage. Mike & Carlie run the site and they have been through many challenges in their marriage. If you peruse the site, you’ll appreciate their perspective and their honesty. I’ll be there once a month, but there will always be an intro post here to let you know to click over. 


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9 thoughts on “3 Reasons to Fiercely Protect Your Marriage”

  • Hi Rebekah! Hoping on over from Shannon’s link up.
    We’ve been married 7 years now. And every time we attend a wedding, we see all the excitement and bliss. We don’t want to be discouraging but know the reality that things will mot likely change within a few years. This saddens me, that over time, someone will become more dominant than they used to. Opinions will spark up more. Tension will get built up more and more if we don’t fight and protect our marriages.
    Thanks for your post!
    Denise Renae recently posted…Getaway (Quarterly Review) Summer ’17My Profile


    Rebekah Reply:

    Yes, Denise, I have the same feelings at weddings, unfortunately. I feel like people enter into marriage (myself included) thinking pre-marital counseling was all the work they ever need to do for their marriage and that’s such a big mistake! For a committed marriage, we have to keep on working! Thanks, Denise!


  • Yes, yes, Rebekah. Anything of value is worth going to the mat for …

    I’m grateful to have met you today …
    Linda Stoll recently posted…In Praise of the Good Good FatherMy Profile


    Rebekah Reply:

    I shared your quote with some friends because it grabbed my attention: Anything of value is worth going to the mat for. Thankfully we have the Lord to walk through our battles with us! Blessings!


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