“Regardless of how long you’ve been married or how strong your relationship is, it’s inevitable that you will struggle in some way or another. Love is a beautiful thing, but it’s messy at times. Whether we’re dealing with a difficult spouse, financial problems, sickness, aging parents, or death, there will be trials that threaten the bond of our marriages, which is why it’s imperative that we are prepared.” Messy Beautiful Love: Hope and Redemption for Real-Life Marriages
When I came across this video, the first thing that came to mind was, Yes–this is it. This is what messy beautiful love is all about.
This is the heart of my message. This is why we need to love as Christ loved. This is what true love looks like when it’s put to the test.
This video is a remarkable love story. If you can put aside 8 minutes to watch it today, I hope that you do.
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The Time-Warp Wife
The Messy Beautiful Love Book club is underway at Women Living Well. Today, Bridget writes,
When my husband and I first met it was that fiery spark that was deep within me that he loved the most. I was able to care for myself, I was stubborn and yes I would fight for what ever I felt was right.
Little did we know that this was no way for a marriage to be.
Being submissive and willing to step away from conflict was not my strong suit for a very long time. This stubbornness inside me was stunting the growth of my marriage. I was being selfish and living in a “it’s all about me kind of world”. I was so quick to point out my husband’s flaws and never wanting to admit my own.
It wasn’t until I fully gave over my life to Christ that I was truly able to see how bad my actions were hurting my family.
My husband was still a non – believer yet the more I began to pray for God to make changes within me to save my marriage the more I was able to see my husband in a different light. In a purer light. In a way that only God sees us.
In those moments, I was determined I was going to be the best wife I possibly could. I was going to become a Biblical wife. One who was willing to submit even when I felt I was wrong and I was going to be willing to turn the other cheek when things just were not going my way. In fact, I was determined that anytime that things got rough I was going to be even nicer.
This however seemed to be when Satan struck the hardest….
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