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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This is day 12 in a series called 28 Days of Godly Marriage by Angel Penn at Experience His Freedom! Click the link to find out more!
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PS… This is a Just One of 9 Strategies I teach in the Online Wives Only Marriage Course – Finding Hope and Joy in My Marriage
Who is this Marriage Course for?
- Are you a wife worried that your Christian Marriage is not going to survive?
- Do you feel hopeless, joyless or miserable in your Marriage?
- Are you a wife – unsure what your role is in your Christian Marriage?
- Do you struggle to connect as a couple anymore?
- Do you feel trapped?
- Have you tried everything and nothing has helped our Marriage?
- Are you thinking or talking about divorce?
Whatever season of Christian Marriage I find myself in, it seems easy to forget that God’s way and the Culture’s way are different.
Are you Ready for Radical Change in your Marriage?
That was me – just a few years ago. Stuck, Hopeless and Miserable with no idea how to change the course of our Christian Marriage. I had read every book I could find, went to retreats, counseling… and still, our Marriage was failing.
- We hit rock bottom.
- I got very real with God about my part in the Marriage.
- I found a Mentor I could trust.
- We worked through every issue in our marriage with an open Bible!
I found another way to do Marriage – a Radical Way – that changed our direction from divorce-bound to Hope and Joy filled.
You can have Hope and Joy in your Marriage too!
God has a way to do Marriage that brings Hope and Joy!!!!!!!!
In this 9 week Course, we will dig into the Bible and find a way to rebuild our Marriage to last a lifetime!