20 Truths from Enter the Ring: Fighting Together for a Gospel-Saturated Marriage

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1. Married Christians are often distracted by the fight going on around them. They’re allowing self-oriented priorities to dictate their marriage instead of the gospel. They’re choosing the world’s priorities instead of God’s. The world is going to keep fighting against our marriages. We need to choose to fight back—by choosing to live out the gospel with our spouses.

2. Having a gospel-saturated marriage allows Christians to impact the culture without compromising the convictions of the Christian faith. Our efforts can become less about engaging in a war of words on social media and more about living in marriages on mission for God’s glory When we live out the implications of a gospel-saturated marriage, the biblical definition of marriage becomes clear and has greater potential to impact a watching world.

3. Pride is the great assassin of marriages. And prayer is the ultimate antidote for pride. Coming together in prayer creates the humility to confess wrongs and extend forgiveness. Words of affirmation and thanksgiving become a regular rhythm in the relationship. Togetherness in prayer is a key aspect of a gospel-saturated marriage.

4. If God loved us at our lowest, we have no excuse not to do the same for our spouse. No matter our spouse’s sin, arrogant stubbornness in an argument, or reluctance to engage fully in the spiritual journey alongside us, we should never stop showing unfailing love.

5. Meeting the needs of others naturally produces togetherness. When we live out this reality in our marriages, by seeking to holistically meet the needs of our spouses, we, as a couple, will have a posture and sensitivity then to meet the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of those in ...

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