Real Marriage: Why My Spouse Is Not The Enemy - Vibrant Christian Living

Real Marriage: Why My Spouse Is Not The Enemy

A real marriage will never be picture-perfect and is constantly in a state of change.

That's because real marriages are founded in real life (which is always changing and of course never perfect).

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So the question is… how can our marriages remain strong and healthy amidst the very real ups-and-downs of life?

This is a question I've come face-to-face with lately as I've seen our normally very easy marriage take some hits from the craziness of life.

Life is still good… we are still in love… and our marriage is still very strong.

However, this season has made me aware of how easy it is to allow outside influences to shape daily interactions with my husband. It's caused me to consider how I interact with him… and to watch how I view him.

In those recent moments where I’ve had to repent for my words or actions (things that I am truly embarrassed and saddened that came out of my mouth), the Lord has impressed a phrase on my heart that is bringing conviction, clarity, and comfort:

My spouse is not the enemy.

I wrote about this as part of the 31 Days to A Better Marriage Series (Spring 2015), and you can read the entire article here.

Real marriage has ups and downs... and it's so easy to (without realizing it) view your spouse as the enemy #31DaystoaBetterMarriage Vibrant Homeschooling

I'd invite you to follow along with the entire series as the ladies and I are talking about real marriage… and offering hope and encouragement that yes, marriage is an incredible blessing from God (even through the imperfect reality of life).

Real marriage has ups and downs... and it's so easy to (without realizing it) view your spouse as the enemy #31DaystoaBetterMarriage Vibrant Homeschooling

About Alicia Michelle

Alicia Michelle is a certified NeuroCoach™, Bible teacher, speaker and host of the Vibrant Christian Living Podcast and You Tube Show. More importantly, she’s a lover of Jesus, a wife of 20 years to her best friend, and mom of four amazing kids ages 18 to 9. Alicia struggled with overthinking, negative thoughts and “being enough” for most of her adult life until God radically transformed her heart after a life-threatening medical crisis. Now through her signature courses and coaching programs she loves equipping women with practical, scientific and biblically-based mindset tools to help them overcome negative thought patterns and discover more confident, joyful lives in Christ. Listen to her on the podcast or on You Tube; download great resources at VibrantChristianLiving.com; and connect on Facebook and Instagram.

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