Marriage Testimonies

How One Woman Found Healing From Painful Sex…

I recently received a powerful testimony from a woman who found healing from painful sex. Please read her testimony and then I will explain a little more: (She asked to remain anonymous) I married my high school sweetheart at age 19. We were both virgins and when our wedding night came, I expected magic. Instead I felt pain and disappointment. I didn’t expect sex to hurt so bad. I figured we were rookies and eventually pain during intercourse would go away. It didn’t. Years went by. I lost count of how many gynecologist I saw; none of them having answers. My husband was always patient, kind and gentle but it still ate away at me. I thought making love with my husband was supposed to be beautiful,

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A Healthy Marriage That Points To Christ Scares The Enemy

I have been following Amy Hale for some time now on Instagram and I appreciate her authenticity and transparency. She is a great encourager of faith! She is sharing with us today about the power of a strong Christian marriage.  Amy writes: We have an enemy that is very real. He DELIGHTS in creating division in relationships. Especially marriages. I am seeing that so clearly right now. Honestly, I’ve been the biggest hypocrite of a wife. I have judged my husband and criticized him. I have been prideful, thinking “my way” of doing things was better than his way. I have missed opportunities to build him up by withholding love and encouragement when I had the power to give it. I have given my attention

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10 Ways To Have A Passionate Marriage

This is a guest post by Amy, her advice is for a passion filled marriage is excellent and I hope you are as inspired as I was. Amy von Borstel writes:  After a tumultuous season in our marriage and a brief separation, my husband and I decided to do whatever it took to get our lives back on track. We had met when I was an eighteen-year-old student and gotten married when I was nineteen. Over a decade later we had two children, piles of debt from several failed businesses, and the stress had taken a toll on our relationship. Our marriage hit rock bottom. Then after a season of brokenness, the healing of our rocky relationship began. Through prayer, forgiveness, and the love of

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My Marriage Is Not My Happily Ever After

This lovely guest post is written by Brittany. She brings an often forgotten aspect of our marriages to light in an enchantingly open way. Brittany Writes:  I will never forget the first time I watched Snow White. She was just an innocent girl in need of someone to save her. I cried as her stepmother turned on her and cheered as Prince Charming swept her away. Her life was a dream and soon I found myself believing that this is the ultimate picture of what marriage should be. As I grew older I found myself searching for my own hero and believing that the ‘perfect’ man would soon sweep me off my feet and make all of my dreams come true. I wanted a romance

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What Does A Prize Worthy Vineyard Have To Do With Your Marriage?

This is a guest article by Michelle Lozano. Her way of communicating how wine is relatable to marriage is captivating. I hope you enjoy her words as much as I do. Michelle writes: I watched a video recently about the wines of Oregon and how specific regions recently yielded some of the best wines in the state’s history. Certain perfect combinations of drainage in the hills, rock layers of the earth beneath the vineyards, the weather cycles, the rain cycles, and fermenting processes have created immense complexity and depth of what defines a great wine. Reading of all these things taught me just how artistically beautiful a glass of wine can be and how most people overlook the ocean of time and history corked within a bottle of Pinot

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Letter To My Husband: I Am Sorry

Dear Husband, I pray to God every day that He blesses you for continuing to forgive me for hurting you. I wish I could take away all the negative that I’ve done in your life. I’ve loved you since the moment I saw you. I wanted you to be mine the first time I laid my eyes on you. I fell so deeply in love with you. When I asked you today how you felt when I had my first affair and left you, you told me that after you were angry, you had a complete and overwhelming feeling of defeat and failure. That tore up my heart. I did that to you. I made you feel like a failure. I am so sorry. I

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