Wage Peace
By Marilynn Chadwick

Peace is a priority in our home. A peaceful home refreshes David and blesses our family. If I’m intent upon “waging peace,” it helps to know my enemies.

The quickest way to rob the peace is through worry. Anxiety can drain our family’s energy and quench calm faster than just about anything. And it’s contagious. When the kids were small, if I became worried, they would worry, too.  

Worry is also exhausting. I agree with a friend who coined this acronym for W-O-R-R-Y: “Worry Only Robs Rest from You.”

Worry says loud and clear that I don’t trust God. But when I refuse to be anxious, when I trust God and remain peaceful, I help create a climate of peace.

However, there were times early in our marriage when fear held me in its grip. Fear of storms, fear of intruders, fear of illness, fear of flying. You name it – I probably wrestled with it.

But I’ve learned to be ruthless. Through the promises in God’s Word, lots of prayer, and putting faith into action, I have wrestled most of my fears to the ground. I’m not completely worry-free, but I can tell you I no longer feel like a prisoner to fear.

These twin invaders, fear and anxiety, wreak havoc on a home and a marriage. God doesn’t treat fear and worry as small things. He says to “cast all your anxiety on him” because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7 NIV). He commands us to have no fear and “be anxious for nothing” (Philippians 4:6 NKJV). As with any stubborn problem, the first step is to confront anxiety head-on and call it out for the enemy that it is.

Recover the lost art of honor – and improve your relationships!

Strong, healthy relationships require honor –because people must treat each other with respect in order to develop trust and love. That’s why the Bible commands us to honor our brothers and sisters in Christ.

But that’s not always easy – especially when others frustrate us.

We want to help you improve your relationships – including your marriage – with The Lost Art of Honor, a new CD series from David and Marilynn Chadwick.

This powerful, four-part series will teach you…

  • What the Bible says about honoring each other
  • Practical ways to show honor to those around you
  • How to cultivate a culture of honor

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