i don’t take lightly the battle for marriage that is going on in our culture these days. it’s deep and complex and like every battle, the generals and commanders on each side are calling for their loyalists to stand up and be counted.
but let me challenge you to take a step back from the culture war and listen…
are you fighting as hard for the quality and depth of your marriage, as you are for theology and ideology? you know, when we talk about biblical marriage, we’re talking about way more than gender issues!
there is not much about life that makes for good marriage…but it does make for a good fight. time is your enemy. schedule is your enemy. money is your enemy. your kids…and their schedules are your enemies. your house is your enemy. sheesh…your lawn is the enemy.
work, education, recreation, possessions, people, television, the internet, church, whatever…hardly anything is your true partner in the battle for your marriage. there are few, if any, natural alliances. and they aren’t necessarily bad things. but even so, they each have their way of chipping away at the foundation of your marriage.
and if you’re not fighting for your marriage, you’ll lose the battle.
the one that really matters.