...as teammates. When did we start playing against each other? What does being on the same team look like? Let’s put on the same jersey. Ignite the fight by taking up arms together.
Resources for 2Fight
Ted Cunningham returned to MISSION for 2Fight, reminding couples that we are fighting FOR our marriages, not against each other. He provided couples with The Fight Cycle, a tool to examine how we typically respond in a fight and to understand the underlying issues.
At MISSION, couples were invited to attend a movie date night, complete with free childcare, movie candy, and all the popcorn they could eat. We watched the movie Fireproof, and were encouraged to talk about the conflict we saw in the movie and how what we've learned is changing how we fight.
Each couple also received a complimentary copy of The Love Dare. Both showings of the movie sold out.
Conflict isn't so scary when we realize we're fighting on the same team. Rather than dividing us as couples, it can be something that unites us to stand strong together.
"God has used 2Fight to teach me some hard lessons. I'm learning how to fight for our marriage rather than against my spouse.
"The lessons are hard because my habits are deeply ingrained and the need to be right runs deep. But I'm learning that the cost of being right isn't one I'm willing to pay any longer. I don't want to be opponents; I want to fight on the same team."
January 3rd, 2010 from MISSION Community Church
Great marriages do not exist in the absence of conflict. Great couples walk onto the field of conflict as teammates, rather than opponents.