God restored my marriage after separation
Marriage on the Mend: Healing Your Relationship After Crisis, Separation, or Divorce by Clint BraggEvery broken marriage has the hope of becoming a saved marriage.
Approximately fifty percent of the couples who sign a marriage license will also sign on the dotted line of a divorce document. In order to turn the tide of this stark statistic, couples who have considered or experienced separation or divorce must be given real tools to reconcile, restore, and rebuild their relationships. Marriage on the Mend provides these tools for couples in crisis.
Clint and Penny Bragg know what it means to be that couple. After being divorced for eleven years and living 3,000 miles from each other, they were remarried--but the difficult work of restoration continued long after that second ceremony. The Braggs know that couples who reconcile face a unique set of challenges, including unresolved arguments, poor communication habits, unforgiveness, and betrayed trust. Biblically based materials are required to walk through this treacherous territory toward full healing and restoration.
This practical, realistic book identifies roadblocks that may stall relationship progress, recommends ideas to deepen intimacy, offers solutions to effectively handle past hurts and conflicts, and applies Scripture to every aspect of the process in order to proactively stabilize and safeguard the marriage. At the end of each chapter, the Braggs include a prayer for couples to share to help facilitate healing.
The one thing all broken relationships have in common is that true healing takes time. Using the framework of Nehemiahs effort to restore Jerusalems walls following the Israelites exile and captivity, Marriage on the Mend provides a clear framework for the restoration of relationships.
Saving a Marriage after Separation
One of the more frequent type of emails we have received over the years since we have been online is from married couples, where one of the spouses has left the other one for another partner. The one spouse who has been left behind then starts praying to God to bring their spouse back home. The pain adultery causes in a marriage relationship is extreme and traumatic, as a broken heart is one of the worst kinds of pain you can go through. For those of you who have been on the receiving end of adultery, you know exactly what I am talking about. You feel like your whole world has been shattered and that you will never be able to trust your spouse again, even though you are asking God to bring your mate back to you as you cannot stand the pain of that broken heart.
What does it mean to Stand? It is the central theme of this website so I want to take a moment to fully explain what I have come to understand on the subject. Ephesians 6 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Standing is a conviction of the Spirit to believe and to have faith in God to work in a person or situation that the world either says is impossible or all signs point away from what God is telling you. When we try to live according to his Word, we are trying to live in His perfect will.
How long do I have to wait for God to restore my marriage? The truth is, waiting on a marriage to be restored is hard work. It involves trust in God and His timing, laying aside our own wants and desires, and holding onto hope for my marriage despite the world screaming loudly to just let go. So how do you press on, day by day, as you wait for God to restore your marriage? Is there even redemption in marriage? I love routines. Waiting on a spouse to decide they do want to stay in the marriage is certainly out of our control.
My husband and I It was so funny because as I prayed for Michael, my husband, the Lord began to change me and turn my life around. Now Michael is growing at unbelievable rates in the Lord. He goes deeper everyday and I just can't thank God enough that my husband is no longer on his way to hell, but he is looking to God the Father and I know that he is going to Heaven. Praise God for knowing that He could Restored trust in marriage - my husband and I had no idea what a healthy marriage was like. Our first years were torture.