THIS POST IS A CONTRIBUTION TO THE BLOG LAUNCH FOR THE BOOK: “CHOOSING HIM ALL OVER AGAIN“.
I gazed long and hard through the window while sitting on my bed. The words hit me hard. This book opened my eyes to struggles in the heart of a young Christian woman who desired her home to be restored. The reality of divorces and separation even in Christian homes dug deep in my heart. No marriage is faultless, mine isn’t perfect either but there is a lot of room to grow, build and to improve.
As I pondered on, I asked myself these questions;
Can we discontinue this cycle of divorce in our families as believers?
Is there hope for redeeming a failing marriage?
What role can I play in the church?
What role am I playing now to continually build my marriage?
Is it good enough and what more can we do together as a couple?
Pieces of wisdom from “Choosing Him All over Again” I took with me
Prayer can break the cycle of Divorce. Juana’s firm and dogged approach allowed God to restore back her marriage. Intentionally, not giving in to enemy’s plans in the area of marriage is one of the secrets Juana shared in her book. Commit to growing your man, yourself and your home.
Marriage is a commitment. Using Godly wisdom, from the author of marriage himself, God, will save our homes. There are many biblical secrets that can keep our Christian homes.
Recognize that there is an error. As a mother, I will teach my children my own mistakes. I will also show them where I fell so they don’t get caught up in the same mess. We
should dedicate ourselves to honestly guide our children in the truth of God’s Word despite our own shortcomings.
For someone reading this, I lay my pen down with these:
There is hope.
For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. Job 14:7
God heals the broken hearted
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Psalm 147:3
God can restore any marriage on the verge of separation or divorce. God hates divorce
For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. Malachi 2:16
Divorce leave deep scars, break the cycle of dysfunctional and brokenness inherited from parents. And finally, in the words of Juana Mikels Page 56
“Broken marriages can leave Broken children who are left to pick-up the broken pieces”.
Have you read Juana Mikels book? Or do you have an experience of divine restoration in the area of marriage?
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