Writen by: Unveiled Wife On June 21, 2012

Holding The Lantern For My Husband To Come Home

photo credit: Rob Gonyea

Kelli is guest blogging today with an encouraging article reminding us that Satan seeks to destroy marriages.  We need to pray everyday for our husbands!  I really like the symbolism she used of “holding the lantern” to help her husband find his way!  We are the light of the world and a light for our spouse!

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:14-16

Kelli writes:

It has been two years this past February that my life was turned upside down.  Two years this summer that it all blew up and two years this summer that God put all the pieces back together again. 

My husband and I had been married for 16 years and I thought we had a pretty great marriage.  What I didn’t know was that I had lost touch.  You know, life, it gets in the way.  I was laying in bed watching TV one February night and my husband said, “I think we need to go see a counselor…about us.” 

I was blindsided.  I had no idea things were not as perfect in his mind as they were in mine. I tearfully agreed.  We went to a counselor and things seemed to get better….I thought.  The summer months quickly came, life continued to get in the way.  Then there were the phone calls and the texts….from her.  I realized then that this was greater than me, bigger than anything I could fix, and I needed help. 

I loved my husband more than anything and was not ready to hand over my marriage to Satan.  So after the initial shock and anger and feelings that I could never forgive him… it happened.  I was alone one day in the house and I began to pray about my marriage.  I felt hopeless.  I wanted to be angry at my husband. I didn’t want to forgive, but I heard that still small voice say to me, “But I forgave you.” 

And that is when the change started happening….not with my husband but with me.  Not only had life gotten in the way of my marriage but it had gotten in the way of my relationship with my first love – Jesus.  So I began to work on this relationship first.  As I did that, my attitude changed.  I became a fierce warrior, fighting Satan for my husband’s heart. 

I began to pray for him many, many times a day.  When I was alone in my car I’d pray out loud for him.  I prayed that God would lead my husband’s heart back to me and to our nine year old daughter.  I cried and poured out my heart to Jesus many times.  I asked Him to forgive me first.  There were many discussions between my husband and I during this time.  We discussed him leaving.  I told him that wasn’t what I signed up for.  I signed up for better or for worse….leaving wasn’t an option. 

So he stayed.  I prayed. 

I prayed that God would ALWAYS be my mouthpiece.  And He was.  He gave me the words to say.

I told my husband one time that I would always be holding the lantern for him waiting for him to come home to me and to our daughter.

I prayed that God would “shut the lions mouth” as far as this other woman was concerned and He did.  I don’t believe that my husband was ever physically unfaithful.  I do believe there was emotional unfaithfulness though.  And it hurt.  But when it hurt I’d remember that still small voice and I would try to forgive again. 

I had prayer warriors too – people that were close to me praying for my husband. I didn’t tell too many people because I always wanted to protect my husband, but I needed help in praying for him and I needed people to pray for me too. 

One Sunday late in June I was at the grocery store after church and I got a text from my husband.  It simply said, “I’m home.”  I text back, “I know.  I just left you at home – silly.”  He text back, “No.  I mean I’m REALLY home.”  Needless to say, all the shopping didn’t get done that day.  God healed our marriage. Today it is better than ever. 

Did I do everything right?  No. 

Do I still get worried sometimes? Yes.

We continued counseling a few more times.  I believe that Satan is out to destroy every single marriage that he can.  But God is out to save every single marriage that He can.  My husband is changed.  I am changed. 

We both realized – thank God – that if we wanted our marriage to be healed and better than ever that we needed to make Christ the center of our lives and our marriage.  I pray every day for a hedge of thorns around our marriage.  I also pray regularly for all the other marriages out there that Satan is seeking to devour.  I will always, always hold the lantern for my husband when he loses his way, and now I know that he will also be holding that lantern for me.

Kelli Wilson

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  • Dudu

    Just what I needed to read. God is faithful.

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    I am so sorry to hear this! God is faithful even when we or our husband’s are not faithful. Do not let someone else’s sin take away your faith! God is Good!

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    I am praying for you two right now!

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    So sorry to hear this. Hang in there and never stop praying! I am praying for you now.

  • disqus_UKdtYUWQ3J

    My husband left me and my 5 children 1 year ago. We are still married, we hav not filed. Been married 17 years. He is now involved with a woman much younger and does not see our kids, maybe once every 2 months at most. All his time is spent working and with her. Back and forth feelings of anger and forgivness. Still praying, still holding the lantern. He struggles with manic life changes, this time, we were the change he wanted away from. Please pray for me and my children and my husband. We were eachothers best friend for almost 20 years, and overcome so much. I cannot give up on him.

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    Dear Lord,
    I pray for this couple. May your Holy Spirit teach them, convict them, help them, and reconcile them. May your will be done in Jesus name AMEN!!

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    Praying for you right now!

  • karen

    Please pray for my husband to come back home. After 16yrs he left us …Please help me pray him home …

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    I am praying with you for reconciliation!! Hang in there friend!

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    Dear Lord, I lift up this marriage to you and ask that you would reconcile them. Heal their hurts and give them peace. May their love for each other be ignited again in Jesus name Amen!

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  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    Wow I commend you for your faith! Keep holding on!

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    Praying for you now dear friend!

  • Angela Pingree

    my husband left a year ago,i think there is another woman,,please pray for us and for god to close this womans mouth and others trying to break our marriage apart,i pray everyday,driving,cooking it doesnt matter!i feel like a door is opened ,my husband tells me he loves me,and i pray for healing,protection in our marraige,,

  • kelly

    Thank you for your prayer!! please keep praying for me. my husband wasnt very nice today an it has me pretty tore up. I love him with all of my heart!!

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    Dear Lord, I pray for restoration in Kelly’s marriage. May you reconcile them and renew their marriage in Jesus name Amen!

  • kelly

    hi my name is kelly an ive been married now for 5 year we have two great kids Ages 6 & 2. my husband left us 25 days ago and it has torn me apart. my kids are suffering and so confused. my husband filed for a divorce and i have been reaching out to god for his help. i have been praying morning, noon, and night for god to forgive me for what ever i did so wrong and to heal my broken marriage not just for me but for my children. i have not spoke to my husband since he left. although i was starting to lose faith my husband called me this morning. That was a step in the right direction but i need some more help in praying for my marriage. i love my husband with every once of love i have in my soul. please pray for me an my broken marriage. He is all me and my chikdren have in this life.

  • tanya

    I love my husband very much, but he has somehow forgotten how to love me and his son. He neglects us emotionaly and when around us, he is always checked out. I wish he would enjoy us as much as he enjoys the company of others. I pray everynight, asking the lord to heal me and forgive me if ive wronged my husband, and ask only for my husbands heart to be returned to me. 3 days ago, he left me and my son. He walked home, packed his bags and left. My son didn’t get a chance to say goodbye, as he was fast asleep, bless him. My husband doesn’t answer my calls and we are left with nothing. I will continue to pray for my husband, I pray that the good lord will guide him in the direction he needs to be going. I pray that, that direction is back to his family. Please pray for me

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  • LS

    LS.Hello I have been married this July 28th will be twelve years, we have been separated on and off the whole time, every time we fall out he would leave an dgo to another women, he never gave our marriage time to heal he always went to a another women, the Lord told me to stand still and no that he is God, I have been praying and praying for a change, my husband blame me for everything, even now that he lives with another women,I had wrote something on Facebook responding to a man that was cheating on his wife I only said that when he left his wife the favor of God left him,and his prayers are hindered, I also said that it may look good now but God is not mocked he will deal with him and he responding really nasty to it on his page, I’m believing God to brake the back of the devil off my marriage,I just want to do Gods will not mine, it’s not easy knowing that my husband sleeps with another women, but I know that God is all knowing and seeing, I opened a buss for my husband for us to work it together he change tjhe whole Vision all the way around and put me out of the buss, I now live in another state and still love my husband, i ask that those of you prayer warriors please pay for me in Jesus name I love you all amen, I thank God for this mess.

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    who says white powers dont work?,i was a no believer of it not until it worked for me, i condemn those things until situation forced me to give a try and right now i found myself convincing others too. i just realise we have to faith it in life to make it.

    my man was enchanted away by a so called friend whom i accomodated in our home,both of them dissapeared from our home and went to settle down in maschutte on february 24th .I tried convincing my love back into my life but he turned deaf ear to all i said and even hit me at a time . sent several emails which he ignored not until i contacted this psychic whom i saw a brief story about him on a tabloid and his powers, tried him with little faith and because i really love my man. i was guaranteed just 5 days and towards the exact time he will arrive home to me.

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  • pranitha

    I am 16yrs married with 2 boys. I found out a month ago that my husband is seeing someone. I was totally out of control I swore him and her and now he says he don’t want me and wants her. he moved to his mums. the girlfriend is legal at his mums. he told her everything about me and she degrades me. what can I do. I am devastated and I love my husband and want him back. please help and pray for me.

  • Toni

    May I please have your contact Kelli..I read your story and its encouraging even as I go through this storm..feeling semi confused on my next step

  • Sarah Robins

    Hi! I just discovered this as I am going through something similar. My husband and I separated last August because he was unhappy in our marriage. I found out later that he had been having an emotional affair with an ex girlfriend (from before I even met him) for 18 months before he left. A couple of weeks after heady they started a physical relationship as well. This past February she broke up with him because he refused to tell me about her. He said he wasn’t ready to hurt me like that. I found out anyway the next day that he had been seeing her. Slowly all of the details unfolded. We decided to work on reconciling again. He never moved back in, but we were spending a lot of time together. We’ve been married 7 years this may and have two boys 8 and 5. I’ve since found out I’m expecting our 3rd child. I became pregnant during our reconciliation period. About two weeks after I told him, she started calling and texting him again and he has since decided to leave our marriage and be with her. It is devastating. I know he has lost his faith somewhere along the way. I have been praying to God to change me, make me a better Christian, wife and mother. And I pray that he recognizes this in me and the he hears Gods voice again. I know this is all I can do right now, but any other words of encouragement would be so greatful!

  • Suzie

    My husband left me almost a month ago. It wasn’t a super great marriage, he was controlling and I was a codependent (am) I thought I put everything I was into the marriage but now realize that I didn’t. I didn’t give him the attention he needed and now he’s gone. I put him first so much that I lost touch with me. And in that lost touch with everything, just blindly moving through life, praying it would get better, always focusing on my husband being the one to change. I’m not taking all responsibility but I put all the blame on his issues (anger, selfishness, manipulative, etc) but he did try to show me that he loved me, many times and I didn’t answer the call. I’m praying that we will each heal and come back together. Some days the faiths hold me together and I forgive him and me, other days I cry and cry.
    Could anyone reading this please pray for me, my husband and my marriage. I don’t want to give up. I’m trying to give him space but really don’t know what the right thing to do is. I’m lost. Please pray for me!

  • Meghann McDowell

    This made me teary-eyed. I am not yet a wife but this is my biggest fear. As my relationship with my loving boyfriend continues to grow daily closer to marriage I pray constantly that God will unify us so that nothing Satan throws our way can or will tear us apart. This article is eye opening, while scary it shows the prayer of prayer in marriage and the warrior Kelli was to fight for her marriage. Simply beautiful!

  • Ana

    I’m Ana from the philippines…

    I thank God for giving me your blogsite, it really helps me. My husband has moved out for 6 months now. It was not the first time that our marriage put in trials but now is different. He totally left us ang living with his other woman after 2 weeks that he moved out. In 2010, we almost got separated but I fought to save our marriage and forgave him. But now, I don’t know if it’s worth to fight for my husband and for our marriage. The saddest part is that my husband is a Believer and satan almost won to destroy our marriage. I want to fight for but how can I fight if my husband wants to be freed and live the life he wanted. I don’t want to give up but how can I keep going if my husband has already closed all the possible for us to reconcile. I don’t know what to do – I’m almost weary of fighting for our marriage.

  • Michelle

    Thank you so much for sharing your heart Kelli! I to am going through this same thing and there also is a “her”. My husband unfortunately has moved out about 2 months now. I am praying and have many prayer warriors as well! My husband refuses counseling though and has grown further from God and Satan has a stronghold. Any advice would be much appreciated from anyone. Thank you so much!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nikki.raye.5 Nikki Raye

    I am so glad and blessed that I found this blog post. My husband and I are going through the same thing. He wants to leave because he feels we are over and that we are irrepairable. There is another women but she is not his reason for going she is just a tool of the enemy to keep husband confused and distracted. I need prayer because I am not ready to just hand my marriage over to satan either. Married 12 years this Feb with 3 kids ages 4,6 and 10. God be with us and heal and save us all.

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    I am so sorry to hear that! I urge you to remain in faithful prayer! I am praying for you as well!

  • vanna

    hello,i had been with my kids father 4 in ahalf years went to church off an on we fought over his famliy but i thought he would never leave.an six months ago he left me and my two kids three an one years old to be with another women an her daughter.in my heart i dont believe he truly loves her but lust her.she has avery strong hold on him and i havnt spoke to him since hes left i pray to lord he,would bring him believe he does know the lorx but is living the life of theworld ..

  • toni

    Kelly. i am so blessed with your testimony. I have gone through the same pain when I discovered about my husband’s infidelity. I even confronted the girl. But God in His infinite grace and mercy allowed me to forgive both my husband and the other woman. When I confronted the girl I was so angry because it was just the day after I knew about the affair. But towards our God led me to forgive and even pray for the woman. It has been more than 10 months. I praise and thank God that He is in the process of restoring our relationship. I still get worried ALL THE TIME. BUT I trust that MY GOD is far greater than any of these.

  • mm

    I too.am going through the same thing. My husband texts this girl all hours of the night and day . I pray that god protects us both grom Satan and brings us back together. Please pray for my husband and I. I love him with all my heart and when I said for better or worse I meant it..

  • Jen

    Thank you for sharing your story. My husband and I are 9 months out from his affair. I strongly desire to see our marriage heal and God would restore it. My husband seems very confused though. The affair confused him greatly in who he was why he makes decisions the way he does. He’s not sure he’s staying in our relationship because he doesn’t want to face his family or if divorce would destroy him completely. It’s very hard right now. This has brought be me back and in a stronger relationship with the Lord but I still struggle daily with my emotions and feelings. Your article has been an encouragement to keep going, keep trusting God and keep praying.

  • twinkletoes

    Wow. I have gone thru the same situation. My life played out on screen in this movie fireproof, except mine has yet to have a fireproof ending. My marriage began in physical separation 2 years ago, but emotionally, I believe it was before that. Yet, my husband just recently filed a month ago and has not had me served yet, the papers have expired and now I don’t know what to do? I feel like I need to move on, he has obviously made his decision, but another part of me still want to fight, but what am I fightin for? I want to believe that his priorities have shifted and God is no longer #1, because if he was, our situation would be turned around. We have two young daughters and I just pray for them, constantly. I feel like I have done everything in my power to save my marriage, but if the other party no longer wants it to be saved, what do you do? Keep holding on?

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    Praying in faith for restoration with you Deja!

  • Deja

    Wow I loved this .. I just prayed for restoration in my marriage as well as a close friends marriage.. I will be married a year on July 1 yr&already we are separated. It’s painful but I prayed for strength peace & patience and Now I wait “expectantly” on the Lord. I expect our marriage to be restore and I pray daily for my husband. Thank you for this peice of encourage.. Praise
    God. Satan is surely out for marriages.

  • Kelli

    I’ve so loved reading the comments. Such an encouragement to me! I have had this burning desire to share our story. Would love to help couples in our church going through the same thing. My husband is not so willing to share our story yet. He feels embarassed. Totally understandable. I am just praying that God will change that if it is His will. I’ve searched for other opportunities that are a little more anonymous. This has been perfect. If you would like to have my email so that I can pray for you more specifically, please comment here and I will send my email to you. I’ll be praying for each of you!

  • Kelli

    Praying for you and your marriage. It is hard to be still for wives I think. We are used to handling everything. I remember wanting to control things. I wanted to shake my husband sometimes…a lot of times…and scream, “what do you think you are doing and who do you think you are?” Those were the times I wasn’t being still. =) God has spoken to you just like he spoke to me and told me to forgive because He forgave me. I still have my armor on…Satan is still prowling. And he is madder than ever because of our fierce resolve to not let him have the victory and our husbands. Chin up girlie! God is on our side. =)

  • Kelli

    Praying BK – let God be your mouthpiece every single time you speak to your husband. I will be praying that Satan will NOT have the victory in this.

  • Kelli

    Praying for your marriage right now Zandra! I will continue to pray!

  • Maya

    Thank you for sharing Kelli. This gives me hope. May God continue to guide both of you.

  • Stephanie Jordon

    I am not going through unfaithfulness but we are having marital issues. I am not sure what is in store for us but I do know that I am not ready to throw in the towel just yet. Thank you for posting this…it was definitely meant for me today. God bless you tremendously.

  • LoveNeverFails

    Thank you for sharing your story. It is such a comfort to be able to relate to somebody going through something similar to what my marriage is also going through. We are 10 months in from my discovering my husbands affair. It’s been a long, emotionally, & spiritually challenging road… but God has been in it with us the whole time. I too, struggled with the pain and anger, and of course my first instinct was that our marriage (one I had signed up for life) must be over. As I sat alone crying on our kitchen floor, God spoke to my heart & simply said “Be Still”. I knew He was asking for me to be still in my situation, be still in my panic & pain, and most importantly – to be still in my marriage. I knew God was at that moment saying, it wasn’t just about our marriage – but that He was going to be working BIG in our lives & I was needing to let Him take control & make this work for His good. Through all this, my husband has developed a relationship with God that was nonexistent before this all. He said because of the grace & forgiveness I was somehow able to show him, he was able to see God through my actions. It hasn’t always been easy, Satan has constantly been hard at work attacking our marriage in any way you could imagine! But I know God is bigger. The verses we go back to over and over, and has become our marriage’s motto is 1 Corinthians 13:4-7… Love Never Fails.

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    Lisa, I am so blessed to hear that UW has encouraged you in your marriage! God is awesome and I pray that He completely restores your marriage!

  • Lisa

    The unveiled wife has been a lifeline to me these past few days as my husband and i are going through the exact same thing. I literally could have written this post. Thank you. I now know for sure that I am not ready to let Satan have my marriage either.

  • Kristie P

    2 years ago my life was also turned upside down. I learned that my husband had been having an affair for almost 7 years of our then 8 1/2 year marriage. He had ended the affair one week earlier and she called when she realized that he wasn’t coming back. I still struggle every day with staying, trusting and believing that I will ever feel the love we once shared again. Thank you for sharing your story.

  • Granitemc1

    Beautiful testimony, Kelli! And it goes right along with what God has been showing me too. =) My article was posted a few weeks back…yours is almost like the other side of mine! Such an encouragement. Thank you, and God bless!

  • sharon

    Thank you for sharing and your encouragement. It has been so difficult lately. We were married for 25 years. My husband left 2 1/2 years ago and our divorce was final almost 2 years ago. He is engaged and is supposed to be getting married this Fall. I feel at times that time is just ticking away. I fight the urge everyday to let the Lord fight this battle and not me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/julie.simpson.7583 Julie Simpson

    this was an amazing story and i am so happy for the two of you! this is a just what my sister is going through in her life right now and i thank you for this story,so that i can now pass it on to her in the hopes the same will happen.thank you again!:)

  • Nicole

    Beautiful message Kelli! Thank you for sharing and praise God for His work in your marriage.

  • Zandra Butler

    This article could not have come at a better time. I am actually is going through the same situation now. Thank you Keli for writing this article. It really touched my heart deeply. Fighting for my marriage of 14yrs.
    Houston, TX

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    Praying for you right now! May God deliver you and your husband, reviving your marriage!

  • BK

    Kelli, as I write this I am shaking from the emotions running through me. God has used you to answer such a big prayer in my life…a prayer I said just half an hour ago. My husband was unfaithful 3 months ago and we were working to move forward, I have forgiven him and really just want to be with him, but he decided to move out 3 weeks ago. I know it is Satan attacking our marriage and my husband has said we should go our separate ways; I know this is not Gods plan for us and like you, I made a covenant to my husband when I got married. Seems Satan is so quick to attack when you’re trying to stay committed to the request God has made of you. I prayed specifically for encouragement and guidance just a short bit ago and your article was the message that I was intended to see. My walk with God has become so much closer and I know that he will see us through, but I thank him that he doesn’t let us go through this life alone and uses our life experience to encourage others. God bless you and your husband.

  • keltrinswife

    Love what you said about not ready to hand over your marriage to Satan and how you will always hold a lantern for your husband. I love your honesty and how you gave all of it to God. Thank you for praying for marriages and sharing your story. Be blessed :)

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