Last night I stood at the door and watched in amazement as the woods, the fields, meadows, trees, grass and sky were lighting up…literally. Does God see me?
I’ve never in all my life seen so many lightening bugs (fire flies to some of you) out, active and brilliant.
It was as if the paparazzi had been unleased and millions of flashes were going off simultaneously. It was stunning. Try as I might, I couldn’t capture it on my phone video. And I almost missed it…I just happen to get home late and looked up and I am so glad that I did.
Being unequally yoked can be a very difficult situation to navigate in marriage. Especially if your husband has any hostility toward your faith in God. Being mindful that God alone moves the heart of man will help your perspective. Having the privilege of intercession is something so very profound…you have the opportunity to go before the throne of a Holy God on behalf of your beloved husband. Most likely, no person on this earth will pray for him as you do!Don’t give up, its easy to get discouraged, especially as you watch other couples interact that share a faith and place God in the center of their marriage. Set your heart and mind to pray. The following are some guidelines to help you keep your prayers centered and focused:
You remember that day so well. That event. Those words. Those hard years…when the cutting and tearing of your heart began. You remember how you felt; how those raw emotions can be drudged up, creating despair in your soul. You’ve tried to let go, you’ve tried to forget, but the monster of memories come without warning. Maybe you are still there – will it ever stop? Is this what life has become?
You’ve been wounded. Someone has hurt you. Someone may be hurting you at this very moment. You’ve been told that forgiveness is a choice, but maybe it’s a choice you’d rather not make. Forgiving looks too much like letting go and that would mean “they” would be off the hook. Letting go would seem like nothing happened.
That wouldn’t be fair.
If I could spare you some pain and confusion young (or older) bride, would you listen to me? Cause this marriage thing really can be good – but it takes work, commitment and it takes realizing that you are two sinners attempting to live together. But if I could zero in on seven things that are vital to your marriage, I’d love to sit you down…face to face, if I could…and share some key areas I’ve experienced in my own life and in the lives of other women that I’ve counseled over the years.
Married to my beloved, Mark, for 27 years and blessed with four awesome kids, one daughter-in-law, and two son-in-laws. Our hearts shot over the moon with joy as we welcomed our first grandchild, Ezra James. We never tire of marveling at what God has done in our lives and continues to do in our hearts! Out of the overflow of that gratitude is a ministry to families – especially couples that are struggling and the newly married.