Are YOU Standing For Your Marriage?

Heroes – that is what I think of them.  Men and women who have stood for their marriage when everyone thought they were crazy. I don’t even know how they did it except by the grace of God. I think of two men who stood for their marriage and yet their wives left them.  I think of several women who stood for the same, and God brought reconciliation. I think of another marriage where one spouse has stood for years, even though separated. Things went from worse to worser and worsest. (Excuse the vernacular!) And finally they have taken a turn for the better. It reminded me of the following declaration I once read. I would like to dedicate this to the heroes past and present who are standing for their marriage!

A Standers Affirmation

I AM STANDING FOR THE HEALING OF MY MARRIAGE!… I will not give up, give in, give out or give over ’til that healing takes place. I made a vow, I said the words, I gave the pledge, I gave a ring, I took a ring, I gave myself, I trusted GOD, and said the words, and meant the words… in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in good times and in bad…so I am standing NOW, and will not sit down, let down, slow down, calm down, fall down, look down or be down ’til the breakdown is torn down!

I refuse to put my eyes on outward circumstances, or listen to prophets of doom, or buy into what is trendy, worldly, popular, convenient, easy, quick, thrifty, or advantageous… nor will I settle for a cheap imitation of God’s real thing, nor will I seek to lower God’s standard, twist God’s will, rewrite God’s word, violate God’s covenant, or accept what God hates, namely divorce!

In a world of filth, I will stay pure; surrounded by lies I will speak the truth; where hopelessness abounds, I will hope in God: where revenge is easier, I will bless instead of curse; and where the odds are stacked against me, I will trust in God’s faithfulness.

I am a STANDER, and I will not acquiesce, compromise, quarrel or quit. I have made the choice, set my face, entered the race, believed the Word, and trusted God for all the outcome.

I will allow neither the reaction of my spouse, nor the urging of my friends, nor the advice of my loved ones, nor economic hardship, nor the prompting of the devil to make me let up, slow up, blow up, or give up ’til my marriage is healed.

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6 thoughts on “Are YOU Standing For Your Marriage?

  1. Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement. It is worth reading daily to remind me of where and what I want to stand for.

  2. That is truly an awesome prayer for our marriage and for all marriages. I never thought of myself or my husband as heroes as we continue to “stand” for our marriage. I got teary eyed reading it because I know that God has brought us through so much and that He is faithful to continue to do that. I also thought of all the marriages that I am praying for. I am going to pass this on! God bless you, Mark and Zerrin!

  3. We just celebrated 45 years and as I read this I see the things I’ve done right and also the ones I’ve done wrong. I realize that the biggest wrongs were when I took my eyes off my hope and my salvation. Jesus Christ. and looked at what others thought or what the world said should be. What you said is my anthem for our marriage. ONLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD. My greatest regrets are the times I thought otherwise. I ask myself a lot now, did God give us marriage to make us happy, or to make us righteous? I like that because it takes the pressure off what the world says that we must be happy or there’s something wrong. Thank you for your emails. God bless you.

    • Thank you for your response Twielene. Great to hear from you. And congratulations on 45 years of being married. Thank YOU and Richard for being a testimony that it can be done. I so agree with all that you said! Say hi to Richard for me! — Mark