I suppose I was 11 or 12-years-old and I remember sitting in my bedroom in the summertime hearing a noise in the attic. There was always a lot of noise at our house with six children, a couple dogs, a duck, some chicken and most of the time everyone was in the house. The noise wasn't unusual except it continued to get louder. Upon going to the entrance to the attic, I saw my younger sister crawling into the attic. My younger sister decided to run away and live in the attic above our house. She was taking supplies to survive in the attic. Of course, her excursion in the attic didn't last long. She realized that running away into the attic wasn't necessarily a good idea.
You've perhaps heard of people who hid in attics and lived for a short time. But, this morning we begin our discussion of the marriage with a Proverb. Proverbs 21:9 says, "It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house." There's a time in a marriage where a person might think it better to live in an attic than to deal with a brawling spouse. This morning our message deals with the topic of fights in a marriage and how to handle them biblically.