February 2, 2023 was our 21st sacramental wedding anniversary. It is the day each year we bless our marriage bed.
Because Satan hates my husband, he hates me and he hates our one flesh union in the sacrament of marriage. His goal is to see our souls kicked into the eternal fire of damnation and he will stop at nothing to try and accomplish his goal.
He thought he had us earlier on. He thought he had my husband shackled with the chains of pornography. He thought he had me suffocated by the wounds of child sexual trauma and rape.
But our sacramental marriage broke those chains and God’s healing power, love and grace has destroyed Satan’s hold over us. But the battle is not over. Until each of our final breaths, Satan will continue to try to trick and deceive us into falling away from God.
Get behind us Satan!
Through the power of the precious blood of Jesus, we bless this bed and declare fully that we denounce all of your evil ways. We denounce the demons of pornography and lust. We denounce the demons of sexual deviancy and disorder. We denounce the demons who enter in through unhealed woundedness.
Truth be told, the healing of my and my husband’s woundedness took many years. The world is constantly telling my husband that there is nothing wrong with pornography. The world is constantly telling me that I will never be able to heal completely from my sexual traumas.
Lies. Lies. Lies.
On this 21st wedding anniversary, we stand over this bed, which is A BATTLEGROUND FOR GOD, and declare our lives to continue to serve Him through one another. Never to hurt, never to part and to see the other one over the threshold of eternity. Self-giving and fully trusting in the One Flesh that God has created in us to get us Home to Him.
The Holy Spirit has moved me to share our Blessing Prayer with you. I encourage you as husband and wife to bless and pray over your marriage bed. It may not be your wedding anniversary, but St. Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and that would make a great day to do it too!
“You are my center, my balance, my foundation, without you, We can’t. Without you, We aren’t. And We is a very special thing to be. We is what He wants. We is what He has joined. We is what He has commanded us to be." - Charlie to Jessica (circa 2007ish)
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