This past Sunday we were invited to share our testimony and teach a PAIRS tool during the sermon time for the Westside Christian Community Church in Springfield, Ohio. It has been a while since we have taken 15 minutes to publicly share our testimony of Jesus reconciling our marriage and it reminded us that in Revelation 12:11 it says, “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.” Testimony is so powerful for hearers to give them hope, but also for speakers because it reminds us the power of Jesus in our lives, which is so often easy to forget in the normal everyday living of life.
One thing that was touching was that some of our friends who had walked through the dark days with Sharon and me, and who often were probably at a loss as to how to help us, were there to hear us speak. It reminded me of how much power is in a loving, listening friend when everything looks dark.
I was encouraged during our separation hearing the testimonies of others who had survived marital crises. Some I heard in person and some I read about but have actually met the people in person since we reconciled.
If you are in a dark place and are needing hope please browse this website because there are various links to ministries which have been birthed out of marriage reconciliations after some very dark days.