The Beginning (A marriage series)

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This is the story of long ago. The love we shared. The great struggles we overcame and the One God that brought us through it all. For the next few weeks On the sea of his grace, invites you into our life as we open up to give you a closer look. This is not for gossip or judgment, nor is it to brag or expose secret sins. Both my husband and I have prayed and agreed to share our journey for the sake of encouragement and praise for all God has done in our lives and in our marriage.

In the weeks to come, if you find that you relate to some of our struggles, our hope is that you realize that God wants to set you free. He is asking you to trust him.  He wants to give you the kind of love and marriage he created you for.  Prayerfully join us and experience God’s redemption in this relationship that was once shattered by lies and addiction.

Some of the content might be difficult to read, due to the truth of the subject being written. But don’t lose hope. No matter where you might find yourself in your marriage, with God: ALL things are possible.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and the words of their testimony.”- Revelation 12:11

I encourage you to email me. Tell me your story and your struggle. What you write to me will be held in strict confidence and prayer. I believe when we tell our story and someone stands along side us, praying and encouraging us, the journey is bearable. We are called to pray for one another and to bear one another’s burdens. James 5:15 and Galatians 6:2

At one of the darkest points in our marriage, I was in church and to tell you the truth I didn’t want to be there. During worship, I stood with my head hanging down. I could not sing or lift a sound in praise. I wanted to shout out my anger. There was nothing joyful in me.

God knew it and in his goodness and grace he was there. It was in that moment I began to think about the story of Ezekiel in the valley of dry bones and the Lord said to me “Jamie, can this marriage be resurrected ?”  I started to cry so hard I wish I could have disappeared, fearing those around me would think things. With pain in my soul I mumbled Lord I don’t know? And he whispered, “Come sit on my lap and see what I can do.”

That was 12 years ago. He has done great things.

I’m praying for you right now. Whoever you are, wherever you are. We serve a mighty God who is able to do more than you can ask or think.

His Truth Is Alive.

Praying for you today,

~ Jamie

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