In our seventh year of marriage, Bill and I almost called it quits. I would say it was one of the toughest times both of us had ever walked through.
However, as cliche at it may sound, God saved our marriage.
We know it was Him, because there was nothing left in us to do so.
Sparing you the details, this very weekend fourteen years ago, we slowly began to walk the road of healing. We attended a Five Love Languages seminar with Dr. Gary Chapman. It opened our eyes to loving each other as God intended us to. The road of healing wasn’t easy, but we took one step at a time, as we clung to the One who rescued our marriage, and have never looked back.
I purchased a small wooden plaque back then that now hangs on our bathroom wall. On it is carved the Bible verse that God used to encourage my heart during that time of healing… 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
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