Is marriage worth fighting for?

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Today we are taking a question from one of you, the listener. “How do I know if my marriage is even worth fighting for?” That’s the kind of question that really gets one thinking. So we are going to help her decide and answer other questions like:

  • Can a marriage survive infidelity?
  • What boundaries do you need if separation is inevitable?
  • When you’re angry and confused, what’s the next step?

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“How do I know if my marriage is even worth fighting for? My husband and I have been married for 13 years, we have four children but have been separated for 1 year and a half. There was infidelity on both our parts plus whenever we communicate we just end up arguing. He has mentioned that he’s already started seeing someone else. I don’t understand why I’m not just ready to run to a lawyer’s office and file for a divorce. I’m so angry and confused. Any advice?”

  1. Is your marriage worth fighting for?
    1. Yes, and especially for the kids!
    2. When you quit on it, you miss out on the depth and intimacy hurt actually causes.
  2. Can a marriage survive infidelity?
    1. Yes.  But what are you doing to change?
      1. John Piper ‘Divorce & Remarriage: A Position Paper’ http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/divorce-remarriage-a-position-paper
    2. Seek forgiveness, take ownership
  3. What boundaries do you need if separation is inevitable?
    1. Obviously you can’t date other people.
    2. Agree to some boundaries like: Counseling, time period of separation, and ways you are going to connect safely
  4. When you’re angry and confused, what’s the next step?
    1. Pray, but with a group of mature believers while fasting
    2. Be patient and wait to hear from God

Is that Really You God – Loren Cunningham

http://www.ywampublishing.com/p-248-is-that-really-you-godbrhearing-the-voice-of-god.aspx

 

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