I wish there were a way to show a Before and After picture of marriage… but on the outside it all looks the same. Bud and I have an amazing before and after story. Our before was clearly a cultural marriage. After God stepped in and miraculously changed everything, we have a godly marriage.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (NASB) 20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
I want you to honestly evaluate your marriage
Do you do marriage like the culture around us, or would you say you have a godly marriage?
I believe in being very transparent. When we lay all our cards on the table God does big things. But when we hold back anything (out of pride or fear) the enemy has this foothold to lay guilt and shame and tarnish what God could do.
In that spirit, you need to know that this is my 2nd marriage. I married my first husband when I was 18. In less than a year I was back at home, bankrupt, divorced, scared, bitter, and hurting more than I ever imagined possible.
Divorce hurts in ways and places you never dream could ever hurt so bad. I imagine that is why God hates it so much. He loves us so much He never wants us to be in that kind of pain.
The memory of the pain of divorce kept me working to salvage this marriage – even through unbearable pain.
I remember the year our marriage hit rock bottom….
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