Many Christian couples stand up and proudly exclaim that God brought them together.
They say that God brought them together for a reason- that they were meant to be together- we cannot say that…
A Match Made In Hell
You see, when I met my beautiful wife… she was someone else’s beautiful wife. The only excuse we have is that we were not Christians and she was separated from her husband at the time. As committed Christians today, we recognize that it was never God’s intent or plan that her marriage would end in divorce just so that we could get married.
“Has not the Lord made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. “I hate divorce,” says the Lord God of Israel…” (Malachi 2:15–16, NIV84)
Now of course we understand that God forgives and that He can still use someone after divorce. But for us to say that our marriage was a blessing from God when she was already married would be biblically incorrect.
However the story doesn’t end there- no, it gets much better (or worse).
We were separated 3 times in the first 3 years of our marriage. During our third separation, we were living over 600 miles apart for about 5 months with almost no contact during that time. As far as we were concerned, our marriage was over and we were headed straight for a divorce!
A Marriage Made In Heaven
Today we have been married over 20 years, we have 4 beautiful children and I am the Senior Pastor of our church!
So how did we go from being unbelievers on the brink of a divorce to having a 20+ year marriage, being committed Christians and now ministering to other couples in crisis?
I like to say: “We gave our… Read Part 2 Here…
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