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Marriage on the Edge of Eternity

Enter the Battlefield Together

The Bible teaches that we are in a real war with a real enemy (2 Corinthians 10:3-4).

Picture a nice house with a white picket fence and your happy family lounging inside. Now imagine a full-scale war unfolding just a few blocks away. Your friends and neighbors are fighting for their lives while you are remodeling your kitchen and hanging your new big screen TV. You have contractors installing better windows so you can tune out all of the noise.

Being in war together may be what keeps us from being at war with each other. Tweet

It is a pretty pathetic picture, but it’s an appropriate comparison for the lives that are offered to so many Christian couples. They are ignoring Jesus’ mission in hopes of enjoying this life. But don’t fall for it. Real life is found in the battle. Right now, we have many brothers and sisters being tortured overseas because of their faith. Let’s pray for them and be encouraged by their example to enter the fight.

Being in war together may be what keeps us from being at war with each other. Rather than neglecting the battle to work on your marriage, maybe the best thing for your marriage is to enter the battlefield together.  

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Francis Chan is a California-based pastor and author of many bestselling books including his newest, Letters to the Church (David C Cook, September 2018).