Fighting for My Rights

By Karen Isbell

The #1 key to a successful marriage (or any relationship for that matter) isn’t communication, it’s forgiveness. -Walt Wangerin”

I was clueless the day I entered marriage.

I thought I knew how to have a good relationship, after all we had dated for nearly 5 years.

Nearly six years later, I’m starting to get a clue.

Our last big argument, 8 months ago, set me on a very humbling journey

A journey of laying down my rights to be loved a certain way…

a journey of forgiveness…

a journey of letting go of expectations

Don’t get me wrong, I wanted to fight for my rights :)

I may not be competitive at games, but I like to win fights. It felt like I was retreating and letting the enemy have a party.

I’m so glad I surrendered.

The last 8 months have been a very sweet time (not perfect) in our marriage (yes, even with pregnancy hormones :) )

Marriage is designed to be a picture of the Body’s relationship to Christ.

Christ laid down His rights and came for us…

Christ paid the price for our forgiveness so we can be forgiven daily…

Christ fulfilled all the expectations of the law so we could be in relationship with the Father

1 Comment on Fighting for My Rights

  1. Peggy Griffin
    January 12, 2012 at 9:33 pm (6 years ago)

    We learned in a marriage conference that the partner that always has to be right is married to a loser. You learned that a lot faster than I did and as do most people. God Bless You as you both await the birth of your baby. We love you.


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