Marriage Is A Dog Fight

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If you’ve been married for any length of time it’s never a question of if you fight, but when you fight. For the couples who have never gotten in any real argument enjoy your honeymoon as things will change with time. Since marriage is the most intimate relationship on the planet it’s easy to get on each other’s nerves. Yes, the Bible says the two will become one flesh, but it never says this is an easy overnight process. 

What if I told you my wife and I fight all the time? No, it’s not like pro-wrestling or a heavyweight boxing match. There is a constant fight to stay on the same page, work through our differences, and keep fighting for our marriage. In so many ways my wife and I are total opposites in personality and interests. We have different ways we perceive things and different ways we demonstrate our love. The main common ground is our mutual love, faith and devotion. 

I’ve been blessed with nearly 21 years of marriage. Over those years we’ve had many fights. Honestly, the majority of them I’ve started. By the grace of God we’ve worked through all of them. This is done by dealing with things daily. Communicating our frustrations and  recognizing our misunderstandings. And most of all really learning how to love each other in an unconditional, understanding way. In your marriage don’t be afraid of the fight. Instead, make sure you keep fighting to keep together what the devil will continually try to pull apart. 

“But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

(Mark 10:6-9)

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