The Key to a Beautiful Fight
When we find ourselves fighting with our husbands, we must seek the power of the Holy Spirit. On our own, we can never adorn our spirits with gentleness and quietness—especially in a fight, the very place we need that kind of spirit the most. If we want to be the kind of women who go to God first, pray for wisdom in confrontation, grieve their own sin and confess first, we must be women who abide daily with our God. He is the only One who can change our fighting attitude from self-righteousness to servanthood.
Let us draw near to that powerful, heart-changing God. Invite Him into the dark, broken places of our spirit where we feel the need to fight for our justification and let His Spirit transform ours. Our personalities do not have to determine how we fight with our husbands. When we abide with Jesus, He takes off our tattered, sinful rags and clothes our spirits with His own righteousness. In those holy, blood-bought clothes, we can fight with our husbands in a way that displays the beauty of the gospel.
This article originally appeared on reviveourhearts.com. Used with permission.
Maggie Combs is a wife, mom of three busy boys, writer, and speaker. When motherhood overwhelmed her, God drew her closer to him through writing her first book, Unsupermommy: Release Expectations, Embrace Imperfection, and Connect to God’s Superpower. Find more of her practical application of the gospel to motherhood at www.unsupermommy.com or on Instagram and Facebook.
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