Recent statistics are that 1 in 5 marriages
are reconciled and of those marriages 85% report a happier marriage
then they ever dreamed of.
Is it possible to raise the "odds" through fervent prayer as well as an by example?
Please, if you have any stories you would like to submit a testimony about a saved marriage please let it be known. If your marriage was healed please be a part of a ministry to help save the covenant of marriage for all families.
I am trying to collect testimonies about saved marriages in hopes to serve as a motivator for me and for others who come to this site.
If you have a testimony of a saved and healed marriage please post to my guest book or send an e-mail with permission to post. Remain anonymous if you like.
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Bruce, Owner, Photographer, BA, MBA
7th September 2003, 10:51 PM
I have one. My husband and I suffered under the burden of adultery. It nearly ripped our marriage into pieces. Wrath and resentment filled our days. It wasn't until I was able to forgive that our marriage was re-centered. Of course the hubby helped. He swore to never do it again, and hasn't to this day. I was able to forgive because he made the effort to rebuild trust. He stuck to his promise. We put God back into our lives, and now we are happier than ever before. We are closer emotionally. I no longer dwell on what happened. I remember, but I no longer feel hurt or harbor resentment. The lesson was that both of us were willing to make an effort to save our marriage. It taught us to work together and not apart.
10th September 2003, 10:41 AM
My story is a little different but it is a testimony to prayer. I met J when I was 17 we instantly started dating, I was living with him within 2 weeks. In three months I was pregnant and heading home to my moms house. Over the next 7 yrs we kept in touch sometimes but he had trouble with drugs and jail,so sometimes I didnt hear from him for a year at a time, when I was in my early 20s my life changed I wanted a better life I wanted to be a good mom I went back to school and God started to be in my thoughts more and more, my son and I started praying every night for his Dad and 2 yrs later, we got a letter. It was filled with Bible quotes and talked of a changed life I was stunned to say the least. We are now married, 10 yrs after we first met. Prayer is such a powerful weapon.
Sat, 15 Nov 2003
Hi, I wanted to write this morning and give a praise report.
Last year a prayer was sent through for me concerning my marriage of 35 years. As a result of it, I began to get Spouse Warfare everyday in my mailbox. I have prayed for so many of the needs that have come through and agonized over the heartache. Some I have written personally to encourage. I wanted to give a Praise the Lord this morning and encourage other standers to not give up...No matter how bad it looks, for God is ABLE.
In the last year, my husband of 35 years left me for a friend, my son was sent to Afghanistan for six months and then within several months after he came home, he was sent to Iraq. He is a paratrooper with the 82nd airborne and has been stationed in Fallujah, Iraq where all the action is. I also had surgery on my parathyroid in May and lost 50 lbs due to stress.
So in one years time, my husband left me and came back, I had major surgery on my neck and my son went to Afghanistan and Iraq... My husband left last October after a see saw year of emotional ups and downs. I think he was going through one major mid-life crisis. We had both become Christians 26 years ago and the stronghold the Lord delivered him from at that time, was back ... big time ... He was not even the same person ... He went back to the "old man"... swearing, adultery, etc.
At the time I prayed and asked the Lord what I should do and he gave me three dreams which indicated to me that my husband would be coming home. I didn't want to pray him home and have to go through this again. I really recommend getting a rhema word from the Lord for your situation, then when the doubt comes, you have his promise to you to hang on to.
I did the typical trying to talk my husband out of leaving, giving him scripture and crying...None of it worked. He moved out anyway and moved into a townhouse with this friend and her daughter. We have four adult children and 10 grandchildren who were being torn up by what he was doing, but he seemed oblivious to the pain he was causing all of us. The holidays were horrible last year. I had been a homemaker and raised four children..The first set and second set of children are 11 years apart ... So it took 30 years to get them all through school and out on their own. I was terrified about how I was going to be able to live on my own and provide for myself.
I had been a secretary when I first got married, but that was a lot of years ago ... It was his desire that I stay home with the kids. I saw a lawyer and found out that the law required that he take care of me for two years, which was a good thing, as I was sick and needing surgery.I spent pretty close to a year on my own and during that time the Lord spoke to me about putting HIM first in my life. Up until then I had been putting my husband before the Lord..I had time to get so close to the Lord. I began to stand for my marriage. I was concerned about the legacy he would be leaving his children and grandchildren and I didn't want them to remember him this way...He had raised them to be Christians and now he was doing everything that he had told them not to do...
To make a long story short...I basically spent a lot of time in prayer and intercession, not just for him, but for prodigals everywhere. I stopped calling him, stopped giving him scripture, stopped asking him to help with problems and didn't contact him for anything... Then I fasted with a friend...just liquids...for a week...Then fasted for another two days, only water. The tide began to turn...I really think it took the fasting to break the stronghold and the Lord had to break me and him for his will to be done in our lives. I had a prophesy from 20 years ago that we had a healing ministry together....I still believe it. He came home September 1st and the Lord is in the rebuilding process.
During that year, I learned so much...but most of all I learned how to truly forgive and not hold a record of wrongs. God's grace has been sufficient and I feel it everyday. He is putting our marriage back together...We are back in Church and my husband just interviewed for the music ministry (he plays the guitar) and was accepted to be part of the music team. This morning we got a call from our son John that he is coming home from Iraq...He has been there since August....I am ecstatic. I can't even begin to tell you how the Lord has taken care of me this last year. When I could hardly put one step in front of the other, he has carried me, and prodded me when I didn't want to walk. Early in the separation, the Lord gave me Malachi 2 10-18, which talks about the Lord standing as a witness between a man and the wife of his youth...I literally saw the Lord do that for me.
There were so many times that the Lord spoke to me or showed me what my husband was going to do, before he ever did it. He was one nasty man while he was gone and said he would never come home. God had other plans. :-) John will be getting out of the service in January, but they decided to send him back early to be home for the holidays.....I am so full to overflowing with Praise to our Lord and want to encourage all of you that NOTHING is too HARD for GOD and NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE WITH HIM. Thank you for your prayers on my behalf and please know that I will continue to pray for the needs that come through.
Hugs and Blessings, ANONYMOUS
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Bruce, Owner, Photographer, BA, MBA
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