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8 Lies Satan Whispers to You About Your Marriage

I laid in bed with my 7-week old son and watched my husband sleep. My husband was very supportive of me, but my hormones were lying to me…I remember feeling so incredibly alone. Postpartum depression and pure exhaustion had taken its toll on me and I started to believe the lies from Satan.

The thoughts running through my head were a little frightening to me. I don’t even remember any of them specifically… but I remember thinking that my brain was not my own. I didn’t feel close to my husband, or perhaps I felt that we weren’t in love anymore — that all of my foundations were crumbling under my feet.

I knew that I was in a delicate state emotionally and I knew that I was under attack. Satan sees Christians in their weak moments and pounces.

Is it any surprise that I even had doubts about God in these low times?

In my weakness, Satan was attacking me in all of my roles… as a Christian, as a wife, and as a mother. All through whispers.

But my marriage felt the most attacked at the time.

Christian marriage is one of the most attacked institutions for good reason. There’s something about it that points to God.

A moment of honesty from this Christian blogger? I don’t fully understand this verse… but I know that God uses marriage for good, and Satan hates that and these lies from Satan prove it.

“For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, but I am speaking about Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:31-32

8 Lies Satan Whispers To You About Your Marriage - Christ-Centered Mama The Devil will exaggerate your mate's failures and inadequacies, sow suspicion and jealousy, indulge your self-pity, insist that you deserve something better, and hold out the hollow promise that things would be better with someone else. But hear Jesus's words and remember: God can change hearts and remove all hardness if we will allow Him. Mal 2:13, 14, 16. Ps 68:5, 6

I want to give credit where credit is due if I can. Some of the inspiration for this post came from this amazing Bible commentary snapshot someone put up on Pinterest. If someone knows the exact Study Bible this comes from, please let me know! “The Devil will exaggerate your mate’s failures and inadequacies, sow suspicion and jealousy, indulge your self-pity, insist that you deserve something better, and hold out the hollow promise that things would be better with someone else. But hear Jesus’s words and remember: God can change hearts and remove all hardness if we will allow Him.

So here we go! I’ve heard all of these lies from Satan himself, with slight changes and emphases when he thinks he’s being clever.

8 LIES FROM SATAN THAT HE WHISPERS TO YOU ABOUT YOUR MARRIAGE

1. Your desires are more important than God’s Word

Hasn’t this been Satan’s number one lie since the Garden of Eden? He told Adam and Eve- did God really say? Don’t you want some of that forbidden fruit?! You must have misunderstood Him; He would never deny you something that you really want.”

I’m not sure what slant of this lie that Satan whispers to you the most often… maybe for you, it’s:

  • God wants you to be happy, so follow your heart
  • God wouldn’t want you to submit to your husband; that’s an antiquated lie
  • Now is a great time to give [in to] your sinful desires for (food, porn, alcohol, etc.) because you deserve it after the stressful day that you had.

2. You deserve better than your husband

If you’ve been married for longer than a year, I bet you’ve wondered if you would be happier with someone else. As if happiness the gauge of a good marriage. The hollow promises from Satan that you would be happier in a different marriage are one his most successful lines. We’ve all believed it at one point or another, especially in the age of social media, where everyone’s lives look shiny and they all get more likes on their Instagram than I do.

Sarah Liberty
Sarah Liberty
My name is Sarah. My husband is Benjamin and he’s a family pastor; I love to serve the Lord with him. I’m a midwestern stay-at-home mom, pianist, wanna-be photographer, and encourager of young women and Christians seeking to grow in their faith. You can read more from me at ChristCenteredMama.com, a Christian Womanhood blog dedicated to encouraging God’s Crown of Creation (women were the last act of Creation, you know) in their faith, marriages, and motherhood.

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