The family and marriage has been under attack in our culture but this should not surprise us. They have been under attack from the beginning of man’s existence. The assault started in the Garden of Eden and it has not stopped since. I say that only so that we won’t be shocked by the present day perverted and political correctness ideology maneuvers to redefine marriage and the family. Yes, of course there can be friction that we cause ourselves. Marriages and families are made up of people who are DIFFERENT and who are DEVELOPING so there are no perfect marriages or families.We must also realize that there is a devil loose in the Earth who is seeking whom he may devour and we are not immune to his schemes.

The Good News is that God’s love for us has made us heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ with an inheritance we can partake of that makes:

GRACE for married and family life (1 Peter 3:7) ) available to us that is not available to others.

HELP (Heb. 4:16), STRENGTH (2 Cor. 12:9) and WISDOM (1 Cor. 2:6-8) available;

THE HOLY SPIRIT to teach, lead, and guide us (John 14:26; Roms 8:14; John 16:13-15);

POWER and AUTHORITY to repel our enemy (Matt. 28:18; Luke 10:19);

FAITH that overcomes the world and gives us VICTORY (1 John 5:4).

COVENANT PROMISES that give us HOPE when natural hope is gone (Eph. 2:12; Rom. 4:16-21).

God’s love for us made all of this available to us and He also poured forth this same love within us to give us a capacity to love others like He loved us (Rm. 5:5). Don’t be discouraged and do not give up. Fight the fight of faith for a blessed marriage and family. It is worth fighting for!

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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