Spiritual Warfare and Marriage – Part 4

“And having shod your feet with the preparation of the Gospel of peace” (Eph. 6:15).           Almost 25 years ago I was at a pastors’ fraternal in California. I asked a friend of mine if he had any sermon tapes (yes, cassette tapes) I could listen to on my drive home. He gave me a […]

Marriage and Spiritual Warfare – Part 3

“Having put on the breastplate of righteousness” Eph. 6:14b           Jesus told His disciples in Matt. 23:3, “All that they (the scribes and Pharisees) tell you, do and observe, but do not according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them.” The Pharisees were self-righteous, that is, they thought they were […]

Marriage and Spiritual Warfare – Part 2

“Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth.” The call to stand firm is not a call to dig in your heels against your spouse and stand your ground. This is often the posture of a spouse who feels trapped in marital conflict. They think if the make a concession or admit a wrong […]