Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Marriage Worth Saving

Last week I came across a post from a blog I love to read, and it really touched me. It's an honest account of her marriage. All the ups and downs. A marriage miraculously saved by God. One that she is so thankful for. She loves her husband, and is overcome with emotion as she writes about him.

My marriage too has seen a lot of ups and downs. There were times that I wanted out. Badly. But because of my relationship with God, I decided to stay and fight it out. Shannon chose to stay and fight it out. As a result, we now have a wonderful marriage. Not a perfect one, but one so full of love and respect. I love him now more than I ever thought would be possible. He is my best friend.

Sometimes you just can't know in life how much someone means to you until you are faced with the possibility of losing that person. What seems like a lost cause with no hope is full of possibilities if you give it over to God. Let Him fix what is broken. I know this because I was broken. My marriage was broken. But God took over both. He knew ours was a marriage worth saving. He did what Shannon and I could not do. He healed our hearts. He restored our marriage. As a result of all that we have been through, I have such a heart for marriages. I know that God can and wants to help our marriages be the way He designed them to be. Shannon and I are living proof that God can help you work through ANY problems. There are no problems too big for God to fix.

My life's verse is Luke 1:37
For with God nothing shall be impossible.

If God could heal my broken heart and marriage, He can heal yours too.

As I have said before I love, love, love movies.
The Story of Us is one of my favorites. It is about a couple that goes through ups and downs in their marriage. They even separate. In the end however, they realize....well, I'll let you see for yourself.


Chris and Wanda said...

Hi Amy!

Another movie that I love! I'm telling you; we were separated at birth! That very scene always makes me want to cry because when we werw going through our struggles, we saw this movie, and it reminded me that our marriage is precious, even when it's going rough!

I miss you and love you! Your "twin" Wanda

melissa said...

i love your story and willingness to share it. the clip reminds me of how much i miss my story, but i know God just hasn't gotten to the good stuff yet. one day i will have a testimony on how my marriage was saved like yours and amy's and i can't wait.

Dianne said...

I have a testimony of that now, but in my first marriage I was not convinced. I wanted to leave and then a woman at church told me that this was God's son, and He was aking me to love him and serve him. I stayed. Six months later, I came home to find the place gutted, he had packed up, moved out and taped his ring to an exceptionally rude and hurtful note. I knew I could have fought harder, but I didn't want to, not after that. I had my faults too, but in the end it was his decision. Now I am so greatful for a second chance. The D word is not spoken in our marriage, the only option is to work things out. From experience I can say, working it out is easier than getting out (provided there is no abuse of course).