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How To Fight For Your Broken Marriage

I’ve been asked this question regarding a broken marriage so many times over the last couple of years that my answers lately have seemed canned and monotonous. This week it’s as if God sucker-punched me when I received an email from a reader. I get many emails a week, and this one was different, yet just like the rest. Her desperation jumped right out of the screen. She was hopeless and in despair over her marriage. I could relate. I remembered. The writer was me, but it wasn’t me at all. The was her question:

What Steps Did You Take To Repair Your Broken Marriage?

It’s a loaded question and one that has a plethora of answers. The honest answer is this: there is no magic formula [for] repairing a broken marriage. I wish there was. I wish we could just snap our fingers and poof, things would be better.

Repairing and restoring a broken marriage is hard; that’s why we need God. Without Him, it’s almost impossible. Actually, I want to take the “almost” out. It’s impossible to restore a broken marriage without Him.

You can repair a marriage, but it can’t be restored without God! 

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Hear me.

You can repair your marriage without Him. But a restored marriage? It’s impossible to have a restored marriage without God.

You need Him, my friend. Oh, how we need Him.

As I was talking to my husband this weekend, I thought I’d see what response he’d give. So I asked him:

How would you encourage others to fight for their broken marriage? When you were at your most desperate moment, how did you do it? How did you fight for us?

He focused his thoughts for a minute, looked over at me with a passion and eagerness and said this:

Focus on the person you’re fighting FOR, not the person your fighting WITH.

Well, there ya go. That.will.preach. WOW. As I say quite often, HOLLA! That’s powerful, friends.

You get what he’s saying, right? Let me explain from my perspective.

After my husband found out about my affair it was important that he focus on the person he married, not the person who I had become because of the affair. Sin had crept its way into my heart and turned me into someone I wasn’t. I’m so thankful for his wisdom and that he could see that. It was such an emotional time for us, but it was important that he take emotion out of it and see the truth of who the person was that he married.

9 Ways To Fight For Your Broken Marriage

1. CHOOSE YOUR WORDS WISELY.

You can’t take your words back. You can apologize, but they’ll always be there. I know this is hard. When others hurt us, we want to hurl emotion-filled words their way. It feels good, right? It’s only a temporary fix that leads to more pain.

Shannon Guerin
Shannon Guerin
Shannon Geurin is a wife/mother first, and a speaker/writer second. Her passion is to equip and empower women to rise up through their circumstances and impact the world around them. Her authentic, genuine style and courage to speak the truth is a breath of fresh air to her audience and is one of her greatest qualities. An Oklahoma girl at heart with the accent and “y’alls” to prove it, she currently resides in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. She spends her time sipping coffee and taking care of her crazy family. She’s been married to John for over 25 years and has two spirited daughters, Alex (20) and Averee (17).

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