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The Meaning of Marriage | My Most Important Blog Post to Date.

The Meaning of Marriage | A powerful post about God's design for the modern marriage.If you’re going to read one post on my blog, I pray this is The One. If you’re brave enough to read this article in its entirety with an open mind and an eager heart, I can almost promise you that you won’t get divorced.

Well, I can’t promise you that, but I can promise you that your marriage will stand a solid, fighting chance at “making it” if you tuck these words away into the deepest parts of your heart.

I’ve wanted to write this post for over a year, and after much contemplation and prayer, I’m putting it out there for the hurting, for the whole, for the singles, the marrieds, for the believers, and the non-believers. My hope is that it will challenge our culture’s relentless and reckless message of entitlement that says, “Marriage is about ME and what I can get out of it.” My hope is that this will save even one.single.marriage.

 

What is the meaning of life?

Before we explore the meaning of marriage, I think we must first start with the greater question, “What is the meaning of life?” As a follower of Jesus, I believe this is the meaning of life based on Matthew 22:36-39 and 1 Cor 10:31:

We were created by God to love him, to be loved by him, and to love others as he loves us, ultimately, for the glory of God.

I also believe that everything I do, every relationship I have, and every experience I encounter is either designed to or can be used to shape my soul to fulfill the meaning of my life (to love God, to be loved by God, and to love others as God loves me). In other words, everything around me is ultimately forming, shaping and making my Soul, a process some philosophers have called Soul Making.

Ok, that was huge. Take a moment and think about that…

“Nothing will be wasted that passes through your life.”

Do you realize what that means, my friend? It means that nothing, absolutely nothing, will be wasted that passes through your life. No pain, no heartache, no battle you’ve fought will destroy your purpose if you stick to the plan and allow soul making to take its course. Every pit and every peak can serve the purpose of your life and bring God glory in His perfect timing.

What is the meaning of marriage?

If everything we experience or do in life is to fulfill our ultimate purpose, then the argument could be made that marriage is another (amazing) Soul Making device to help us love God, be loved by God, and love others (our spouse) as God loves us, for the glory of God.

Pause, and let that soak in for a moment

That means that marriage is not meant to complete us.

That means that marriage is not meant to make us feel good.

That means that marriage is not meant to be the beginning or the end of our lives.

That means that the primary purpose of marriage is to:

My favorite quote on vulnerability1. Love God: Does your marriage honor God and reflect your love and devotion to him? Do you love God more than your husband? Are you pursuing the Maker of your spouse, to better understand the making of your spouse?

2. Be loved by God: Have you received God’s love in your heart to then reflect it back to your spouse? Are you allowing God to complete you, or have you put that responsibility on a mere human who, like you, is unable to “complete” anyone.

3. Love others as God loves us: Do you love your spouse the way God loves you? Do you love your spouse like 1 Cor 13? Are you angry and envious? Are you self-seeking/serving? Do you keep a “record of wrongs”? Or, are you patient, kind and forgiving (even when things feel unforgiveable)? Are you committed to a life of protecting, trusting, hoping and persevering?

There are a million ways to fall short in marriage, and that’s OK. That’s part of being a human being. You will mess up, he will mess up, over and over again. The tipping point is when we choose to get back up over and over again, staying the course, running towards our purpose in life no matter the cost, ultimately, for the glory of God.

Jesus & Marriage

You see, marriage mirrors God’s covenant relationship with his people. Jesus’ love for us is actually the best depiction of marriage. The bible refers to him as the Bridegroom and we, the church, are his bride.

As Timothy Keller explains in his (AH-MAZING) book The Meaning of Marriage, “This is the secret–that the gospel of Jesus and marriage explain one another. That when God invented marriage, he already had the saving work of Jesus in mind.”

Marriage quote by Deidre GuilloryHe goes on to say, “The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.”

Translation: We come up short, very short compared to the perfection of God, yet He loves us to our very core, past our deep flaws, all the way to the bottom. In fact, much like marriage, He loved us up front: He died on the cross well before you and I were born, well before we would ever decide if we would believe in Him, receive His love, and live completely for Him. In the same way, on our wedding day, we marry our spouse before The Bad Stuff in life happens; we marry them for who they are and who they’re becoming, up front, and in faith.

That is a transforming love. That is a love that says, “I know you will screw up, fall short and disappoint me over and over again, but I choose to love you up front for forever, in spite of yourself, in spite of myself. I choose to love you all the way through to the other side of your ups and downs. I love you regardless of how bad things (will) get.”

What this all REALLY means for us

This means that God can use every pit and every peak in our marriages to help shape our souls toward his great purpose for our lives (Romans 8:28).

This means that when your husband doesn’t tell you you’re beautiful, God can still work through the missing piece and shape your soul. Even if your husband never changes.

This means when your husband has an emotional affair with his coworker, God can still work through the pain and betrayal and shape your soul. Even if you feel like you can’t forgive him.

This means that when you “fall out of love” with your husband, God can still work on your heart and shape your soul. Even when the situation seems impossible.

“You loving your spouse is God’s way of showing your spouse how much He loves them.”

Remember when I said Jesus was the perfect depiction of marriage? Remember how we’re supposed to be like Jesus? Well, that means that just as God is shaping our souls as wives, it’s also our responsibility to love our spouses just like God loves us: forgiving our husbands time and time again as Christ forgives us. Sticking with them all the way through as Christ does for us. It means that you loving your husband is bigger than your feelings. Ultimately, it means that you loving your spouse is God’s way of showing your spouse how much He loves them.

That’s right, you are a part of your husband’s Soul Making.

Marriage creates this wondrous opportunity to experience the deepest levels of intimacy, vulnerability, and acceptance through another human being. It’s like a touch from Heaven, perhaps the closest we will ever come this-side-of-Heaven to experiencing God’s love in a tangible way. Real acceptance doesn’t come until The Ugly has been seen then acknowledged, spoken then accepted, revealed then forgiven. Real love stays when things get dirty. It says, “My heart aches from your transgressions, but my soul longs to see you through it, together.”

Like, WHOAH.

A final thought…

Remember, this is a lifelong commitment to your purpose. This is not something that happens overnight. No, it’s a battle that’s won in every little moment of selfishness, fear, insecurity, infidelity and doubt. Don’t abandon the work God’s doing on your soul (and your husband’s) in your marriage because you think someone else would be better, easier, or more romantic, or more this or that.

The hard truth is, any person you marry will disappoint you. It’s just in their nature as human beings. The real miracle in life is loving someone at their darkest hour, not during their brightest moment.

So, if you’re looking for a place to start, I believe it starts with the first Great Act of Love there ever was (or ever will be), a life poured out up front and without the promise of a perfectly reciprocated love: Jesus on the cross. Or, as Timothy Keller says, “Do for your spouse what God did for you in Jesus, and the rest will follow.”

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Please leave me a comment & let me know what you thought of this post. I’d especially love to know what you do to strengthen your marriage! Oh, and don’t forget to re-pin it onto one of your Pinterest boards & share with your friends on Facebook.

P.s. If you liked this post, you’ll love The Vow and 6 Questions Every Couple Should Ask Each Other Before They Get Married!

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67 Responses to The Meaning of Marriage | My Most Important Blog Post to Date.

  1. Trinidi

    Absolutely amazing. I can only speak for my self when I say that I have thought selfishly about marriage. The crazy part is that I never looked at it as being selfish. I also had unrealistic expectations. Everything wont always be 50/50. That has to be OK because its bigger than him doing what I wasn’t him to do. This was amazing and it spoke volumes. I’m still trying to wrap my thoughts around it.

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      It’s soooo hard to stay selfless in ANY relationship, let alone in marriage! You go into it thinking “he should do this/that” and it’s really about how we can serve one another. And you’re right, it won’t always be 50/50 – someone always tends to give more, but the good news is that will shift from person to person through the many seasons of life. Sounds like you’ve already got loads of wisdom girlfriend – praying this post just supports what God’s already doing in your marriage, Trinidi! Thanks for commenting :)

       
  2. Tiffany

    So good! I have had to walk this very thing out in my marriage time and time again and I’m just now getting to a place where I am able to take my thoughts captive and keep things in perspective according to God’s design. My prayer used to be, “Lord, change my heart or change his”… my prayer now is, “Lord, use me to minister to my husband’s heart and help me be a reflection of your undying love”. It’s definitely harder some days than others, but such a relief to not carry the burden of “what if” in my heart… This is a must read for so many Dee! Hands down, your best post to date! So proud of you!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      That’s so incredible, Tiffany. Love that prayer – so beautiful. Thank you for reading and commenting friend!!! Xo

       
  3. Katrina

    Thank you for this post! You said everything I needed to read at this very moment. God used you to speak to me. :)

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Ahhh Katrina… that is so amazing. So so glad this spoke to you! Keep marinating in it and pressing into Jesus. He has a plan for you and your marriage! Bless you…

       
  4. drea

    Thank you so much for this encouragement! My hubs and I were just discussing last night the importance of seeking Christ first but it is so good to remember that it is a part of our marriage as well. We just had a little girl and know the best thing we can do for her is to show her what it is to seek God and what a healthy marriage looks like.
    I think it is so important to work on marriage BEFORE something goes wrong. When my husband started the craziness that is medical school I started reading Love Dare. It was such a great encouragement to act out my love for my husband. I wish they were things that came naturally but selflessness needs to be practised as we are human.
    thanks again!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Congrats on your baby girl, Drea! And yes you’re right, when you have kids you really realize how serious this stuff is! I also agree it’s crucial to be working on your marriage even when things aren’t “bad”. You are so wise! P.s. So fun that you read “Love Dare”!

       
  5. Angella

    I really enjoyed reading this. Thanks for the reminder of what marriage is supposed to be. My husband and I have been standing on the edge of divorce and I have messed things up pretty bad. Thanks for reminding me why I got married in the first place, this has given me the courage to attend marriage counselling and make some serious life changes for the betterment of my marriage and my life!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Thank you for your thoughtful and vulnerable comment, Angella. Every time I’ve gone to counseling I’ve never regretted it! I hope you do go, and I also am praying that God reveals His deep love and forgiveness to you, no matter how bad you “messed things up”. He is working on that beautiful Soul of yours – keep pressing into Him and know that He has a plan for you AND your marriage! Bless you…

       
  6. Danielle

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
    “My heart aches from your transgressions, but my soul longs to see you through it, together.” — I needed to read this!
    Amazing post at the most perfect time… Thank you! I’ll definitely be coming back to this one to read again and again!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Thank you so much, Danielle! I’m so glad you felt it was “on time” for ya :) Bless you and your marriage!

       
  7. Heather Strong

    Love this post! Incredible insight and encouragement here.

     
  8. Laura

    Great reminders girl. Marriage is tough stuff for sure but what an encouragement to know that even when it’s far from the fairytale that the world portrays it as, God is hard at work fulfilling His perfect purpose for our lives.

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Hi Laura! You’re totally right – thanks for reading and commenting!

       
  9. Katelyn

    Fantastic blog, and so well written! Loved it!

     
  10. Ranelle

    Yay! This is great Dee!

     
  11. Sarah Bowling

    Right on! Great post! Depending on a person to complete you will only result in disappointment time after time! Glad somebody out there in the web world is finally saying that!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Hi Sarah! Thanks so much girl – I know what I’m saying is completely against the culture, and I hope it spreads like wildfire!

       
  12. Elizabeth

    So true. Preach it girl!! Yes and Yes.

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Thanks Elizabeth! I appreciate you reading and commenting!

       
  13. Anne Bachmeyee

    Wow! I can honestly say this blog post was FOR ME!
    I used to be so easy going, forgiving and loving…then I had two children a year and a half a part. So one is 2 the other is 10 months! After having them things changed for me…I’m way more moody and less forgiving and definitely not as easy going as I once was (very good at)
    This post definitely encouraged me. Thank you so SO much♡
    God put you in my path today for a reason! Thanks!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Anne, that’s incredible! I’m so glad this felt “on time” for you! Two kiddos in 1.5 years is a doozy girlfriend, give yourself some grace! I have totally been where you are, it’s perfectly normal. That being said I’m so glad this encouraged you to get back up and love your man in a fresh way! Thanks for commenting :)

       
  14. Beth

    Fantastic post! We can all be better people in the relationships in our lives if we truly seek Him and let our circumstances and experiences mold is into the people He created us to be. Sharing this on my Facebook page!!!!

    Blessings,
    Beth

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      First let me just say – THANK YOU for sharing with your 10,000 FB fans girlfriend! So humbled… And I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. Let’s keep in touch, Beth!

       
  15. Sasha

    Dee!!! This is sooo great, sooo true, and sooo on time. I want to love like He loves and I will make sure He is first followed by my husband.

     
  16. Ashley Cain

    Awesome! Thanks for your passion to strengthen our marriages. Blessings to you!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Thanks for reading and commenting sweet Ashley!

       
  17. Bek

    Great post! Such an important message for any couple at any stage of their marriage, but SUCH a great thing for newlyweds to read, digest, and apply from the beginning so they can start strong. Thanks for sharing your heart. Keep shining your light.

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Thanks so much, Bek! I really appreciate the encouragement and comment! Xo

       
  18. Djena

    Deidre, you always deliver. Me and my husband were going through a very hard time. But your words definitely put it all in perspective. Love or marriage is not about selfishness but the total opposite. I am muslim and I love your words, I love how you preach and deliver the true meaning of life and love. I will NEVER thank you enough.

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Wow, Djena… your words touched my heart! Thank you for being so vulnerable and for the feedback. I am praying for your marriage right now! On another note, I just want to say I absolutely love that you keep coming back to my blog. Thank you for the encouragement my friend :)

       
  19. Careese

    Loved this one Dee…read it twice. When I read it yesterday the phrase “love wins” kept popping up in my mind. And it’s so true! And this morning as I read it…that Beatles song (I think) “All you need is love” is what popped up (granted, I was up late and up early now for a 7am call so I’m a bit loopy)…but in all seriousness…it all boils down to love…like you said…if we could only remember to love our spouse the way Christ loves us, as his Bride…marriage would be just a bit easier….it’s always going to be work…but if we could just get that under our belt and REMEMBER that in those dark moments…then it’d be a littttttttle easier :-) xo

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Thank you so much, Careese! Love is a powerful thing, and it’s much more than an emotion, isn’t it? It’s an action! It’s one we have to practice over and over again :) Thanks for taking the time to comment girlfriend! Xo

       
  20. Sarai

    Thank you for this!! Im getting married next weekend and this was just perfect to read!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Congrats, Sarai! That’s wonderful! So glad you enjoyed the post – thank you for taking the time to comment!

       
  21. Danielle

    I completely agree with everything you’re saying, I have been through a lot in my marriage. My husband has cheated on me multiple times and I have always been there for him and forgiven him. But should he not be held accountable for his actions? Does it not state in the bible that adultery is grounds for divorce? How many times is he allowed to cheat on me before I can move on with a clear conscience knowing that I have done everything possible? I never entered my marriage believing that divorce would ever be an option but I believe that after 12 years of being cheated on time and time again that our God would allow me to gracefully bow out with complete forgiveness, understanding and love, but reading this article makes me feel like that is not the case. I love God with my whole heart and I know that His love shines through in my actions, but this sadly makes me feel inadequate and that I should continue to be emotionally beaten down in my marriage, I dont believe that is what God wants for any of his children.

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      First let me say, I am so sorry for the pain you’ve endured, Danielle. I can’t imagine what your heart and soul have gone through, and as a woman, my heart grieves for you my friend. Thank you for being vulnerable and sharing your story here, I don’t take that lightly. Strangely enough, this article is supposed to make us realize that we are mere humans, we are inadequate, we are weak and in need of a Helper (Jesus), but by no means do I want you to feel condemned. To answer your questions, I have a few thoughts…

      You’re right, the Bible does permit a divorce in the case of adultery. However, just because it permits certain things does not necessarily mean that it endorses them. For instance, the Bible permits you to drink alcohol but doesn’t encourage it. There are no passages that actually suggest getting a divorce in Bible. In fact in the particular case of Hosea God calls him to stay with his adulterous wife. I’m sure you’ve read it, but if not, make sure you check out Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.

      So, is it a sin to divorce once adultery has happened in a marriage? No, I don’t think so. How many times are you to forgive tour spouse? Jesus spoke very clearly on forgiveness and basically tells us to forgive without limit. Aren’t we glad that’s how he forgives? I don’t know how he does it… so powerful.

      All that to say, Danielle, I am not in your shoes and can’t imagine all that you’ve been through. I think it’s amazing you’ve forgiven your husband time and time again, truly. I know our God must be so pleased and proud of you! Keep seeking him and his word and pray for him to give you the peace if you should divorce your husband. God loves you so deeply, and I am praying that he would reveal that deep love to your husband as well. Thanks again for commenting, and please let me know if there’s anything else I can do or pray for!

       
  22. Will Cleckler

    The great misunderstanding of our generation is to think love is a feeling or involuntary emotion…love is a choice that we continue to make over and over. We can love because God first loved us.

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Amen, Will! Thanks so much for taking the time to read & comment!

       
  23. Ray

    Such a compelling post. I don’t know of any other way to fully grasp the words written here outside of first allowing Christ’s merciful, unwavering love to come in a rock our world. Growing up I always just assumed that marriage was 50/50. Now, as a husband (and hopefully a little bit wiser me), I’m beginning to see that if I’m truly loving my wife the way Christ has shown in loving his bride (his church), that love and sacrifice must be more. More giving, more selflessness, more grace. After all, that’s exactly what He gave me.

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Absolutely Ray! So true! Thank you SO much for taking the time to read & comment. It’s always great to hear from the husbands perspective!

       
  24. Barachel

    This was such an amazing, wonderful, honest and to the point read. I have enjoyed all the posts on this website but this one has stuck out far above all. It’s so raw and truthful. Being a single woman, God has been teaching me these truths and it is reaffirming to read this from a married woman who has experienced firsthand marital bliss and flaws. It is important to know who you are in HIM before bringing another person in the mix. Love conquerors all in the end!! Beautiful Deidre loved EVERY word!!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Thanks so much, Barachel!! And yes, you are right on girlfriend. Thanks for commenting – it’s good to know this resonates with The Single Ladies! If you can get this revelation now, your LIFE and marriage will benefit greatly!

       
  25. Casey

    This is such a wonderful post. Your words came at the perfect time. Going from a gypsy soul (cruise line dancer) to a new wife, stepmom, expectant mother, and new career all in the course of a couple years has been quite an adjustment. This is an absolutely tremendous reminder that all things family and marriage are geared towards loving others the way Christ loves us…selflessly, up front, and to the bottom. Thank you! I have downloaded the book and can’t wait to get started. Look forward to more of your posts!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Hi Casey! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post & ordered the book. It will rock your world – loved it! Sounds like you’ve had a busy couple years indeed – congrats on your new baby!! Glad you found my blog & hope you’ll keep in touch :) xo!

       
  26. GB

    This was real! I never felt like I entered into marriage for shallow reasons, but the thoughts shared in this article truly raised the bar on my perspective of forgiveness and covenant in marriage. Thank you for going there.

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      You’re welcome, GB! Thank you so much for reading/commenting!

       
  27. Aixa

    Everything takes on a bigger, better meaning when we see it through the lense of God’s plan. I have much to learn and your article has certainly given me a fresh outlook on relationships, especially marriage. At times we are far too concerned with ourselves to realize it is not really about us… Thank you.

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Amen, amen, AMEN! Right on, Aixa! Thank you so much for reading & commenting. Xo – Deidre

       
  28. Terry

    I love this post! Such a great read. I appreciated this opportunity to read & evaluate the purpose of marriage in the context of God-given purpose. Awesome!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to ready AND comment, Terry! It’s always great hearing feedback from husbands!

       
  29. April

    I needed this today….I have been selfish lately in the root of my serving my husband. I also have been envious of people who get time alone with their husbands and seem to have extremely strong bonds. (We have been married a year and a half and I had a child before him and I found out I was pregnant a week before we got married) So we never got that “honeymoon” phase. That adjustment to marriage got lumped into raising a tidler (now 3 and our 7 month old son). I often pray for my heart to change when I become envious or tired but our marriage is not equally yoked at the moment….he believes but is discouraged and has stopped praying or talking with God. Anyway, I read this and realized that maybe God is trying to use me to reach him in our marriage ( before we got married I was a non practicing believer, if that makes sense) So I am new in my walk but I needed to hear this—so thank you!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Hi April! Thank you so much for taking the time to read & leave such a thoughtful comment! I apologize it’s taken me so long to get back to you… I’ve been on a little hiatus. I was so, so encouraged by your comment. I know that being unequally yoked can be extremely difficult & scary, but I also know that there is so much room for hope, & God’s miracles! Keep pursuing Jesus & praying for your man. God has a plan for your family & shaping your Soul through this process is a big part of it. I also highly recommend finding a solid, Christian, licensed marriage counselor. It’s always so powerful to have an outside ear to act as a sounding board & help re-direct you both back to God & each other during hard times. Please keep in touch & let me know how things are going. I am praying for your family tonight :) Xo – Deidre

       
  30. Heather B

    Yes, yes, yes! Amen! It’s all about God and our relationship with him. I just finished reading a great new book and I have to share some quotes from it because it aligns so well with what you’re saying. It says, “Jesus is the ultimate source of our fulfillment in life. As our Creator and Savior, He is the only one who can affirm our value and meet our deepest needs. When our identities are anchored in Christ, the peace, freedom, and joy He gives us aren’t dependent on our husbands or our marriages- or anything else!” And, “If you want to have a more loving relationship with your husband, remember that he’s a gift from God, a treasured possession – just as you are. As a Wholehearted wife, seek to honor him each day by cherishing him and affirming his value. Treat him like a Stradivarius!” And one of my very favorites, “”When we turn to God for help, he fills us with his love and enables us to see ourselves and our husbands through his eyes. Keep in mind that a wholehearted wife focuses first on her own heart!” The book is called, “The Wholehearted Wife: 10 Keys to a More Loving Relationship,” by Erin, Greg and Gary Smalley. Biblical, inspirational, affirming. I highly recommend it! Thank you so much for your post!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Hi Heather! Thank you SO MUCH for such a thoughtful comment, & for reading! I apologize it’s taken me so long to get back to you – I was on a little hiatus. :) I love the quotes you shared – I am TOTALLY going to order that book!! I just posted again for the first time in a while – I hope you will stop by & check it out! Xo – Deidre

       
  31. Jenn

    I wish I had seen this many months ago. It’s too late for my current marriage. My husband refuses counseling and the thought of reconciliation because he is seeing someone new. We have had many, many challenges throughout our marriage, and ultimately instead of talking to me about his feelings of wanting a divorce, he talked to another woman with whom he formed an emotional and physical relationship and decided to leave me and our one year old son. My friend sent him this blog, and it did not even phase him. Nor have my pleas to reconsider, for forgiveness, to start over. So I guess I can only take this to heart and hope that I have the opportunity to marry again one day. It is spot on, and like I said, I wish I would have read it a year ago. Maybe things would be different now.

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Sweet Jenn, I am soooo sorry I am just now replying to your comment. I was on a little hiatus. My heart breaks for you & your son – I can’t imagine what you’re going through. I am so proud of you, & encouraged by you, that you kept seeking him out to try to reconcile. That takes a lot of courage & humility. I know this must have been a painful process for you, but I know one thing for SURE: God will still continue to shape your Soul for the good through this. He is with you through every heartache during this season. There is still so much hope, so much future, and more second chances with God than you can fathom. I hope you’ll keep in touch & let me know how things are going. Bless you & your baby boy! – Deidre

       
  32. christel louise

    Loved reading this. SO many times you hear someone feeling down that their significant other hasn’t shown them love lately, or you yourself get’s sad, because maybe you feel that you aren’t being pursued like you were from the beginning:) When our husbands aren’t being all we need them to be, we still have a responsibility to get our significance & love from Christ alone. That is why so many marriages struggle or face hard times because we fail to keep our eyes focused on Him. It breaks my heart seeing how many relationships fail because of a reliance on imperfect people, that only a PERFECT God can do. Those places we feel empty inside, only Christ can fill. Please God help us to rely on you in everything we need. Great truth, keep it up!!!

     
    • WifeMomSWoman

      Hi Christel! Thanks so much for commenting. I apologize it’s taken so long for me to reply – I’ve been on a mini hiatus. :) You are right-on girlfriend: “we still have a responsibility to get our significance & love from Christ alone.” Love that! Thank you for taking the time to read & comment. I just posted again for the first time since this last post – I hope you’ll stop by & check it out! Xo – Deidre

       
  33. Alicia

    This article is remarkable!. I appreciate your writing so much and am thankful there are folks like you that use talents and skills to help inspire and encourage others to live this life for Christ. Thank you!

     
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