Jesus Met Me When I had Given up on My Marriage

This morning, I am honoured to be featured as a guest writer on the Take a Walk Ministries series, Where Has Jesus Met You? Take a Walk Ministries is one of my favourite new websites; I absolutely love the resources that Amy is making available to help us enrich our Bible studies. I strongly encourage you to check her site out.

My marriage was in crisis and I was falling apart. I was disconnected from my husband and I was ready to give up. Then, a simple prayer turned things around.

Here's an excerpt from 'When I had Given up on My Marriage'

When I asked, I didn’t really think He could do it. I know, I know. I should have known better. He can, after all, do everything, right? But I didn’t think that included my marriage. 

We were in crisis mode and I had given up hope. I wasn’t sure how we were going to make it through. Our start-up was failing, we had no income and a lot of expenses, and we’d just brought my mother to come and live with us and our children in a two-bedroom apartment while she received cancer treatments. Both my husband and I were facing serious identity crises and our methods of coping were very different.

He reached the end of himself and started to turn toward God. I had reached the end of myself and turned toward my husband, who, I realized later, could never have filled the gaping cracks revealing themselves in my own life.

At the depths of my despair, I told my husband I didn’t think I could do it anymore. I’m not exactly sure what ‘it’ was; I couldn’t imagine us getting divorced or either of us trying to raise our children on our own. I just knew that I couldn’t go on with the way we were living.

That night, he asked me the question that would end up changing everything: “Do you love God more than you love me?”

Read the rest of the story on the Take a Walk Ministries website. 


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