May 14, 2015 by Jen Cudmore
As I pondered what to write about this week, I was feeling a little pressured for time. So I decided to simply tell you about some topics I addressed elsewhere.
Betty from ACWM asked me to write a little about my marriage struggles there, so here are my last 3 posts, in case you didn’t see them.
And just for fun, here are a couple recent photos of me and Tim, on a good day. He can’t help but make photo sessions entertaining!
It’s slow going, but these past few weeks have been much better for us. With God’s help, we are growing spiritually, and becoming a stronger couple. I’ll tell you more of what I learned next week.
Struggling in Marriage: When God Says “No” – “Any time we’re faced with a trial, our first prayer is often “God, save me – quick!” And usually, when we beg for immediate deliverance, He tells us “No.”
I really don’t like it when He does that. He is God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, the One who commands the oceans and lights the sky. Nothing is too big for Him to handle, if He chooses to intervene. So why doesn’t He rush to the rescue?”
4 Things To Remember When Other Marriages Seem So Perfect – “When your marriage is failing, sometimes it’s hard to be around other couples who appear so happy. You know the ones I mean. They are free with PDA. They express nice gestures and brag about each other. They say romantic things on Facebook and post cute pictures.
Their sweetness is just another painful reminder of what we don’t have in our own life. Sometimes seeing them makes us mad. Sometimes it makes us jealous. Sometimes it makes us lonely. And sometimes we just want to hide away and cry our eyes out.”
How to Pray For Couples Who are Struggling to Stay Married – “Since coming clean, many people have reached out to my husband and I lately to check on us. We’re doing much better, and I know it’s because of all the support and prayers coming our way. God responds when his people bind together and pray over each other.
I considered this week that sometimes when people struggle with various issues, their friends and family don’t always know how to pray for them. God deals in specifics, so I did a little brainstorming on what I think would be essential to pray over a couple struggling to stay married.”
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