In this season of hearts, flowers, and candy, it can be easy to lose sight of what loving your spouse is really all about. The purveyors of Valentine’s Day would like us to believe that love is about the idealized visions of romance which they peddle in order to keep their industry alive.
Don’t get me wrong. I like flowers and candle-light dinners as well as the next girl. But love is far more than Valentine’s Day cards and long romantic weekends.
Love is remaining committed to someone, even when the going gets tough. It’s sticking with them, even when there appears to be nothing in it for you.
Because marriage isn’t really about YOU, what you want, makes you happy. It’s about God, and honoring Him in your relationships, even in seasons of hardship and crisis. It’s about covering your partner’s back in the midst of the spiritual war zone in which we live.
Instead of fighting head-to-head against each other, as Satan too often tempts husbands and wives to do, God wants us to learn to battle back-to-back, covering each other’s greatest areas of vulnerability with our unique strengths.
In the next week, I’ll be sharing six practical habits that can empower you to effectively fight back-to-back with your spouse. These are taken from my upcoming book A Wife of Valor: Your Strategic Importance in God’s Battle Plan. This stuff will revolutionize your marriage if you really put it into practice, so stay tuned!