Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
1 Corinthians 13:7
Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8
The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Some of us are fighters. We grew up having to fight for what we wanted and what we believed in. Fighting was just a part of our lives. We were willing to fight because we had a vision of the end result. We knew that with hard work we could accomplish the things we wanted.
I have always been in awe of men and women who fight for their faith. It began with Jesus’ disciples. They knew Jesus and the difference He made in their lives, so they were willing to risk everything to bring that message to the rest of the world. Can you even imagine our lives today if they had not been fighters?
As a counselor, I have seen parents fight for their kids. They have fought for better education and opportunities. They have sacrificed much for their kids to have advantages they never had. There are generations of adults today who are where they are in life because their parents were willing to fight for them.
There are causes that I believe in with all my heart. I know the difference a cause can make in people’s lives. Recently Awesome Marriage launched the #NotMe movement, calling men to take a stand against pornography and against devaluing, objectifying, and dishonoring women. I know the difference this will make as more and more men take a stand and say, “it stops with me.”
In this plan, we will look deeply into what it means to fight for your marriage. Most of us said, “I do” without a clue what that really meant. We didn’t realize how much work marriage requires.
Yet, fighting to have the marriage that God designed especially for you is more than worth all the effort. Your marriage is worth the fight, so let’s start fighting!
1. What are three things would you fight for?
2. What were your hopes and dreams for your marriage on your wedding day?
3. What stands in the way of your marriage being all you hoped it would be?
What would it mean for you to seek and pursue God with everything you have? Do you agree with Dr. Kim, that “everything else would fall into place?”