Keep unresolved anger out of your marriage

“Thirdly, the weed of unresolved anger. This ugly weed is destroying marriages left and right. Ephesians 4:26 commands us, ‘be angry and yet do not sin, do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity.’ Many married couples, through years of unresolved conflict, have in the language of Paul here in Ephesians 4, they have set up a guest-room in their house for the devil, and they have decorated it especially for his frequent visits. That’s what you do when you tolerate unresolved anger, and conflict in your marriage. Paul says you are giving the devil an opportunity! You are setting up a spare room in your house and putting ‘the Devil’s Room’ on the door! And he now has a foothold in your life, he has a foothold in your marriage, he has a foothold in your family, he has his space, he has claimed it as his own. If that’s the case in your marriage, you need to repent of it today. You need to repent of unresolved anger, and the unforgiving spirit that usually accompanies it, begin working through your conflicts biblically, so that you do not have this nasty weed that ends up choking your marriage to death. This is not uncommon folks. I have counseled couples that finally found a break-through when they found that they had sinned against each other thirty years ago, and had never repented. And they had never forgiven each other.”

Excerpted from a sermon by Paul Tautges

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