We received a lot of comments from you on our previous article 8-ways-settle-disagreements-marriage and have sought to bring to you another enriched write-up on 12 Ways Satan Attacks Christian Marriages. We hope this article will encourage you and also give you reasons to be strong, and fight to save your marriage.
Satan has kept a very close look (or what I’ll call “CCTV Camera”) on Christian marriage right from the Garden of Eden in Genesis 3, in an attempt to distort the original plan of God for Marriage. He has sought to lure individuals and couples into his traps. He wants to weaken or destroy marriages, and he delights when children are wounded in the process. Without suggesting a “the devil made me do it” philosophy, here are some of the enemy’s primary tools used over the years.
Selfishness – Too often, couples commit themselves to one another until “death does us part” during the wedding ceremony, but then live as if the other doesn’t exist. When you live individually as couple, hardly can you pray for one another and by so doing, the home is vulnerable to the enemy’s attack.
Secrets – Anytime we’re hiding anything – especially from our spouse – the enemy’s winning in some way. Honesty breaks the enemy’s strongholds.
Blame – That’s what Adam did in the Garden, and what we often do. When it’s not my fault, I don’t have to worry about changing. My spouse does.
Neglect – The same couple that spent all their dating time together grows apart after the wedding day. The neglect is usually subtle, though – which is the way the enemy often works.
Anger – Many of us have lived this experience. Uncontrolled, unleashed anger can destroy the bond between husband and wife.
Prayerlessness – A couple that does not pray together misses an opportunity to strengthen their marriage. In fact, their prayerlessness says they can handle marriage without God’s help. This is only the deceit of the devil and a big lie.