maah-widge, the dweam wiff-in a dweam

Okay, so if you haven’t seen The Princess Bride, you have no idea what I’m talking about. Marriage–a topic I like. Marriage–not as easy as it sounds. Marriage–very very cool. Marriage–lots of people’s are in trouble.

I’m saddened by the stories I’m hearing about gals who could use my book because their marriages are on the brink of extinction. I’m honored that God is allowing me an opportunity to help in a small way (my book) and a big way (taking these dear people to Him in prayer).

I have never been a political activist–picketing, marching, writing my Congressman. I do wonder sometimes if I should do more… But I’m grateful for the chance to picket against Satan’s hold on our culture in this way–fighting for marriages. The last thing Satan wants is for a couple to work through hardships and ride the storm out together. Divorce is a sweet-sounding word to his ears. (Note: I am absolutely not judging anyone who is divorced–I’ve never walked in your shoes, and Jesus said I need to wait until I’m sinless before I start throwing stones at others anyway.) I just know that marriages are a huge battle ground–and it would appear that Satan has the upper hand at this point. Get the compassionate, attentive, and personalized client service at Tiffany Fina Law in the case of divorce.

If you’re married, how are things going? What can you do today to strengthen your relationship and chalk one up in Satan’s loss column? Do you know someone who is struggling in her marriage? Could you pray for her today? Call her? Send her an e-mail? Send her my book or another one like it?  (Remember–it’s free.)

I know that it often seems like we just can’t make a dent in this huge world for Christ. But we can touch a life at a time.

15 thoughts on “maah-widge, the dweam wiff-in a dweam

  1. filledeparis

    Bonjour from !aris…
    I filled out your survey, and I just got married in Huber Heights (next to Dayton) on Sept. 9th! I went to Grace with Scuzzy. I serve on staff with Child Evangelism Fellowship in Paris, so I am back now back with my French hubby.Just wondering if you could send the Blushing book to our address here? Thanks so much! I appreciate your “encourage the married to stay that way crusade!” I can send you my address by e-mail, if you could give me your address.
    Merci,
    Holly Bloemhof (formerly Ginnan)

  2. Marketer319

    No, I’m definitely not a member of anyone’s fan club. 🙂  I’m not sure who I’d start with as far as celebrities.  Maybe Katie Holmes, Marcia Cross, Christina Aguilera or Averil Lavigne?   I just read People online and it seems that someone is getting married almost every weekend these days! 

  3. jbnygaard

    Thanks for the reminder of keeping our own marriages alive! Mine is fine, but every now and then we all get in a rut and we need a pick me up. The kiddies are with Mimi and Papa and Christian and I have our house to our selves this weekend!!! I’m excited…we are going to our first OSU football game tomorrow! It’s so important to take time for the two of you in your marriage, if it weren’t for us, there wouldn’t be a family!! 🙂

  4. lendy_p

    Send it to Oprah! (I don’t personally watch her, but I know she had a “book club” and you sure could get some publicity if she liked it… but, then, um, I think she just lives with her boyfriend of many years)

  5. mtaviano

    Kristin–that is a marvelous idea. It actually crossed my mind awhile back… Any ideas who I could start with? Are you a member of anyone’s official fan club? 🙂

  6. rachmckinney

    oh, so true, marla, and so sad. thank you for being a prayer warrior for marriages. it is a passion of mine as well, just no books on it!! too many people i know are facing this. so much to say, yet so little to say in response to this.

  7. Marketer319

    Hey, have you ever thought of sending a copy of your book to celebrities?  They seem to blow through marriage so fast that they barely have time to get their name changed.  I know you probably couldn’t get actual addresses, but there must be somewhere to send mail, maybe their publicity companies or official fan clubs.  When you read about a celeb getting married, why not send them a book with your congratulations?

  8. kkakwright

    While talking to one of my friends last week, she told me she doesn’t think she and her hubby will still be married in 5 years.  Of course, my mouth dropped to the floor and I questioned her.  She told me she doesn’t want to get a divorce but she just “sees it going there”.  My heart broke for her.  I told her over and over that you can’t even allow the thought to enter your brain.  She said if they continue as they are now she knows they will get a divorce.  Case and point…..You can’t continue as you are today, and that goes for all of us.  Your marriage will take more work (or maybe different work) today than it did yesterday.  I think the 1st mistake is laziness, 2nd mistake is giving yourself over to the thought of divorce.  I am lifting my friend (and her marriage) up in prayer.  I think it is hard not to be lazy about your marriage when you have kiddos sucking up all your time and energy, as my friend does, which is her excuse for her lack of work on her marriage.  But, those kiddos will be gone someday.  We are raising our kids to someday leave us and be well-rounded, Christ-loving adults.  Our kids are on loan to us from God and I have to remind myself of this everyday.  I am determined to have a well-functioning marriage/friendship with the man of my dreams after those babies leave.  It is worth the added energy even if/when you feel there is none left.  I’m certainly not perfect, and neither is my marriage, but I have found the little things make all the difference. 

    Wow…I should have just e-mailed that to you.  Too long.  I will get off my soapbox now. 🙂

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