Couples

manwomanTo all who seek for love, peace and joy in their marriage:

In the almost 50 years of my marriage with Ken, we have had many hills and valleys to navigate in our goal of achieving a happy, fulfilling relationship. It’s been good, and it’s been bad, but we have always been committed to each other and our family.

Fortunately, right now we are at the peak of our experience together, because out of desperation I pleaded with God for more understanding concerning the complicated machinery of male-female relationships. Graciously He answered me, and I now have principles and experiences which I can share which will help smooth the way for others who might be seeking a better relationship with their spouse.

The wonderful things that God has been teaching me are also applicable for any relationship, including our children – even the most difficult! Because of this, I am constantly thanking God for His infinite wisdom, and His ability and willingness to share it with us when we are ready and listening.

If you find this intriguing, tune in as the days go by, and I will share more as God gives me time and energy to do so.

Here is just a snippit of a story which I will relate later in detail:
After about six months of trying unsuccessfully to learn God’s new way of relating to my husband, I was conversing with Ken on a Sabbath afternoon. He expressed some strong feelings about the trucking company for whom he was driving his big eighteen wheeler.

Struggling with my desire to “help” him by a mothering or teaching response as I usually did under such occasions, I prayed and recalled the new concept of supportive responses that God had been trying to teach me, so I spoke some encouraging words to him. For a few moments he was silent. Then he jumped up from the couch, brought a chair over close to me, and with tears in his eyes, he said, “You are the most wonderful woman I have ever met.”

That day was a turning point on our experience. It was only two years ago, but our relationship has completely changed. No arguing, no harsh words, no tears and pain as I had experience in the past. If only we would turn to the Lord more, what a difference He could make in our families.

He is waiting to do that for each of us. He promises in Malachai 4:2, that before the great and dreadful day of the Lord comes, “the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings.” In the context of Malachai 4, this refers to healing in families before Jesus comes. Don’t you think that the time for us to receive this gift from Him is now?

Yours for continued healing in Him,
Carol