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.

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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).

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About Alicia Michelle

As a Bible teacher, author and professional Christian life coach, Alicia Michelle empowers women to cultivate a closer walk with Christ through her Connected Bible Community, and other 5Rs Bible Study™ resources; and to find life balance and overcome negative thought patterns through her signature coaching programs (Reset Life Balance Group Coaching; The Mindset Makeover).  As host of the Vibrant Christian Living Podcast, she inspires thousands of women each week with practical tips and powerful inspiration on how they can create the life of their dreams and live out God’s best plan for their lives. Alicia is also the creator of the Spiritual Growth Rhythm,™ a simple way for anyone to apply biblical truth and connect with God in less than 10 minutes a day.  Alicia is a wife to her best friend and husband of 19 years, and a mom of four very vibrant children (ages 17 to 8).  Follow her on Instagram at @vibrantchristianliving and learn more about the Connected Bible Community and group coaching programs at VibrantChristianLiving.com.

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