Love is a Battlefield

Since we are looking back two years – I wrote this in June 2012 – 4 months before Isaiah took his life. This is a snippet of what we were going through.

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This was a popular song by Pat Benatar in the late 70’s.  We’ve all read Ephesians 6:12 that states that our battle is not against flesh and blood but against spiritual forces.  This is very true until the battle becomes physical as it did in our house this week.  I picked my wife up off the floor this week after she had been punched in the face by our son who continues to rage against battles in his spirit.  His battles include pornography, abuse, and abandonment (to name a few) from his birth family and years in an orphanage.  We don’t totally understand his battles.  We try.  We try to help but the battles linger.  We hear his pain and love him through it but sometimes love is a battlefield and we experience the pain of it too – Laurie’s face is black and blue, very sore, and she probably…

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