Thank you, Cornerstone Marriage and Family Ministries. Women imagine that their other halves will be Prince Charming, and men imagine that they will marry Snow White. Thank you for A New Beginning and to a wonderful and hopeful marriage. If you will reconcile with God first and do what He tells you to do, then when your spouse repents, you will be ready to reconcile. I am happy to endorse them and recommend them whole-heartedly! We started to work on our attitude and we were open to help when we arrived. A lot of things were brought to the table that I did not realize were pulling us apart.
Growing up in church, with a strong faith in God, I never thought I needed marriage counseling. There were definitely underlying issues that needed to be addressed. Since He has given me this fate, how can I break away from it? This was a new beginning for us. After all, we need others to keep us accountable and help us to see a different perspective. That is what I believe God has been telling me throughout this situation; however, some trusted friends my pastor included have told me to be ready for my wife to not come back.
I had severely neglected and mistreated my wife and she had ended up in an affair. When I found about the Cornerstone marriage retreat on the internet we reluctantly signed up and went. Oh, how I wanted to be sensitive to His voice! Surprisingly, he dropped the divorce proceedings the day we were in court. Nevertheless, a problem surfaced when we talked about marriage. The tension and upset got so bad that we could hardly stand sleeping next to each other and nearly every comment either of us would make was taken wrongly by the other. After months of feeling rejected, ignored, blamed and shut down, I snapped. The music, the flowers, and the food were just perfect.
You do not have to stand alone. Reading the information on this site was very informative and helpful. Where once, all hope was lost we have gained a renewed and loving marriage. What would they think if they found out that I was marrying a minister? Kasey, This is sad and it is wrong on so many levels. He was very angry, wanting to put down his work in hand at once and go to the girl to ask her why. By the grace of God, I never became interested in anyone during that period of time because God had not showed him to me yet.
For the girl, he even gave up the chance of staying abroad to work for the long term and was intent on returning home to marry her and build their own family. These fantasies go to show that every person has certain requirements for marriage, their own set of demands and standards. Many lives and ministries have been destroyed or handicapped because of a bad marriage! I was focused on myself and my misery. He was really a good husband and a good father. This weekend we realized that God was not a part of our marriage and it has brought us both into a closer relationship with Him. Our feelings as husband and wife were breaking up bit by bit. Them and their additional ministry team, including Joyce and John, truly saved my marriage.
Since the retreat I cannot say enough how much I Love Jesus and my wife. We have had twelve years of anger that was stored up in us released. Add this on top of an emotional affair and becoming addicted to pain killers; there was pretty much no hope. At this time, my husband was suddenly promoted from the section chief of a government department to a vice president of a commercial group. I really did not want to go to the weekend. Thank you for saving our marriage! It was life changing for us. We attended in March 2003.
Although my husband agreed with me immediately, he still did the same thing as before, without any reduction. I had grown angry, bitter and extremely hurt. Young lady, if you do not give yourself unreservedly to God, that godly young man may not recognize you when he comes! Thanks for being willing to walk with us! Now, I will be moving back into our house soon. Jeff Abston ————————————————————————————————————- The Prodigal Spouse was very supportive for me in my lowest of lows with losing my husband this year. We want to show others that an affair does not have to result in a divorce and a new beginning is possible for all who place Christ in the center of their marriage.
Why am I so painful? We have been working through issues both individually and together in counseling but to add this retreat to our marriage gave us restoration energy faith and hope. They never one time offered condemnation but always shared love, grace and most importantly Truth with us along our journey. I also want to say thank you to you both. Today, two friends of mine called me up. Growing up in church, with a strong faith in God, I never thought I needed marriage counseling. Almighty God, the Watcher,… Jieni, a post-90s boy, liked watching soap opera very much.
We received financial assistance from Cornerstone and our church. We have hope and the tools to work together to build a better marriage. Before the weekend I was bitter, resentful and full of unforgiveness. Unresolved issues and painful events of the past had eroded our relationship to a point of despair We were disconnected and disgruntled, basically just coexisting under the same roof with little or no intimacy, just surviving, living in our own worlds. Saturday night something happened to both of us. Why is it not Your hand, or Your Word? We have been married for less than 2 years. That will be your wife.