Marital Strife: A Civil War

Two members of my extended family live with different autoimmune disorders. All autoimmune disorders boil down to the same thing: one part of the body no longer recognizes another, deems it an enemy, and attacks it. There are enough things in the world trying to take us out.

What do you do
when your own body
fights against you?

Recently I caught up with a friend I hadn’t checked in with in a while. She asked if I’d seen the movie, War Room and commented on how her marriage might have turned out if she prayed for her husband, fought for her marriage.

It is easier to complain than to pray, isn’t it?

Troubled waters

Later the Lord showed me that marital strife is nothing more than an autoimmune disorder.

Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.  Genesis 2:24

Marriage is the coming together of a man and woman to live as ONE.

When a husband treats his wife poorly, he’s really destroying himself. He’s essentially looking at part of his body as the enemy, and attacking her.

So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.  For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.  Ephesians 5:28-29
When a wife doesn’t respect her husband’s leadership role in the family unit, she’s disrespecting herself.
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord…and let the wife see that she respects her husband.  Ephesians 5:22, 33

In short, how you treat your spouse is how you treat yourself, because you are one.  When you’re gracious to your spouse, you’re actually being gracious to yourself.

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