Its no secret marriage is a beautiful but hard adventure. When I first got married, I assumed there would be a magic switch that would transform us into people who loved, listened and learned well. But this wasnt the case. In fact, it was the complete opposite.
I didnt take into consideration the arduous work and strength it would take to venture through the landscape of love. Often we would have beautiful mountain top experiences, but then we quickly tumbled into some of the darkest valleys. Both my husband and I brought our broken baggage to the table, which contributed to the roller coaster of emotions we were experiencing. Fear. Anxiety. Anger. Shame.
Shame was the most potent and lethal weapon the enemy was using in our marriage. Since the Garden, Satan has been trying to tear men and women apart through the avenue of shame. He knows the power behind making a person hide. He knows how successful guilt is in sidetracking Gods plan.
But thankfully we have a Father who redeems and restores all the enemy tries to tear down. Hes done this in my marriage, and Hes pointed us toward what matters mostthe resurrection power of the Cross. God has brought my marriage back to life, and I want to take the next few minutes to dissect shame and its effects on couples life.
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