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My Prayer Retreat & Some Advice From My Pastor


May 21, 2015 by Jen Cudmore

Happy Thursday, everyone! The other day I took what I call a ‘prayer retreat’ to talk with God about what He wants for my blog and my future. I’m hoping you will partner with me in prayer over a couple things.

First, I feel God prompting me to start a support group for wives in tough marriages. I won’t be addressing the big issues like alcoholism or infidelity, but just a basic perspective of the husband and wife relationship from a Biblical standpoint. I feel like too many of us go into marriage with the wrong expectations, and we really need to rethink some things.

Similar to recovery from addiction, it’s hard to change old habits in marriage and create new ones.

Tpossiblehe process takes months of retraining our brains, and I think it would be nice if we had a place where we could gather regularly and encourage one another as we walk through it together.

Please pray for me as I figure out how to set this up!

Also, I was talking with a local group who wants to schedule a marriage seminar next year here in Anchorage. I have been asked to help set this up, and I am super excited to be part of something like this. Please pray that everything falls into place so we can make this happen. We need partnerships, sponsors, location, and of course, the speaker. We are trying to book Gary Thomas, who does the Sacred Marriage series. (I previously reviewed Sacred Marriage: How God Uses Wives To Shape The Souls Of Their Husband on my blog.)



Here is what I wrote about this week over at ACWM.

The Best Marriage Advice I Got From My Pastor:

It was last September when I honestly felt I was losing my mind.

Multiple issues had compounded between my husband and I, and one day I just couldn’t take it any more. I couldn’t figure out where to go next. Concentrating on anything was a struggle because I couldn’t think straight. I cried constantly for several days, in the car, in the kitchen washing dishes, under my desk at work.

It scared me that I couldn’t seem to get back to the normal me. It was then I knew I had to talk to someone who could help me get control of my brain and guide me in making right decisions.

So I called my pastor….

(Click here for the rest of the post.)



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  1. Jen, I’m praying for you and I’m so thrilled God is raising you up to help others work through problems in marriage. We surely need more like you in churches everywhere. Blessings and praying over you.

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