It is my mission to do everything I can to inspire everyone to save their marriages as much as they can. I have lived through my parents getting divorced multiple times and then I got divorced twice myself. I know the impact divorce has on those who go through it and the lives of kids involved. I also know there are times when a divorce needs to happen.
However, I also believe in the power of prayer and the power of love. Sometimes it takes a separation in order for a marriage to get rekindled or survive. I honestly probably would have NEVER went through a single divorce had I married Del the first time like I was going to do. Instead of waiting and trusting in God’s plan for our lives, I decided to take matters into my own hands and marry two other people.
While reading the book Every Reason to Leave: And Why We Chose to Stay Together, I couldn’t help but feel like this couples marriage was very similar to my relationship with Del. Del and I have played the yo-yo game throughout our 20 year relationship. I cheated on him numerous times. I wasn’t ready to be the type of wife that I knew he deserved. Del had anger issues. Together we were a volatile mess. We are as polar opposites as they come.
Vicki Rose and her husband, Billy, are also polar opposites. They both made terrible decisions with their lives. They hurt each other in many different ways. They ended up getting separated. They weren’t separated for a short period of time either. They were separated for YEARS! During their separation period they did both date other people….UNTIL Vicki found the Lord.
Then everything changed! Vicki built a relationship with God. She got to know him and made sure her relationship was right with him. She prayed for a change to take place in her marriage and in HER first. She did pray for her husband too. God worked miracles in each of them and in their marriage.
Before You Leave Your Marriage
Before you knock this whole concept and idea, let me tell you I’ve lived this with my husband. I’ve been the one who has tried to run from relationships over half my life. Yes, that includes my relationship with God. I can always tell when I’m right with my walk with God because my relationships improve.
By praying to God and putting God as the center of your marriage, you’re letting him have control over it. That’s the way it should be done. This book is a great example of how much a difference God can make in your life and in your relationships.
Marriage is never easy. In fact there are times when it feels like it’s totally utterly helpless and there’s nothing left to do to fix it. I don’t want anyone to stay in a marriage where there is physical abuse! Speaking from experience if other types of abuse are happening, there are resources to help with making those issues go away. (However, to be honest, a separation may still be in order!)
You can buy Every Reason to Leave & Why We Chose To Stay Together on Amazon now. It’s worth every penny if you’re wanting to gain some inspiration to get you through the hard times of your marriage.
Let’s give each other some inspiration.
What has been one of the hardest things you’ve had to go through with your spouse?