Hopeless. Lonely. Frustrated. Angry. Bitter. Those are the words I would have used to describe my marriage a decade ago. We had decided to never consider divorce as an option, but that didn’t mean we were working to fix our wreck of a marriage.
Most days we ignored the issues and tried to get on with things. But then other days we couldn’t even be in the same room together.
God slowly, methodically re-structured every part of our Marriage. Did I say Slowly? Ug. God’s way and timing are not always like mine. Can you relate?
If things had gone my way I would have started with that man – my precious husband – because I was sure all the blame rested firmly on his shoulders. But God… Don’t you just love that phrase? But God had a plan.
You see, if God had started with my husband I would never have acknowledged all the sin – hidden deep in my heart. And I would have missed the chance of freedom.
Do you need Freedom in your life, heart and soul?
Freedom came through Forgiveness. Hah, even saying it today makes me cringe. The things I’ve had to forgive are too numerous to count at this point. Big things (abuse and neglect) and small things (slights from friends, harsh words that cut too deep). but things that had built up over time and that I had justified over time.
God brought me through a Pathway to Forgiveness.
I’d love to share that story with you through this Free Email Challenge.
Do you ever justify your own sin?
Today’s article is a Guest Post for my friend Melissa at Humble Faith Family and Wellness. Melissa is a Christian mental health therapist, a wife, and a mom who seeks to meet her readers where they are in their walk with Christ and help them with real issues.
Today’s article is an excerpt from the Marriage Course Finding Hope and Joy in My Marriage. This is a self paced course designed for Wives Only -teaching us to live in our Marriage from a Biblical Worldview.
In this 9 Week study on Biblical Wifehood we will talk about:
- Desires Vs. Preferences
- My Mouth
- Appreciation & Admiration
- The Leader
- Understanding Men
- My Priorities
Click here to learn more – and as a special Bonus – I am giving away a seat in the class to 1 of Melissa’s readers – at the end of the post on her site 😉