PART 3: More Crushing News...The Move Out Day
on February 12th, 2021
BY: Deana Bell, Director, Restored Marriage THIS IS THE LAST OF THE BLOGS IN THE THREE-PART SERIES THAT I DUG UP FROM MY JOURNALS FROM WHEN MY HUSBAND AND I WERE FIRST SEPARATED IN 2012-2013. I WANTED TO GIVE YOU A GLIMPSE OF WHAT IT WAS LIKE FOR ME TO GO THROUGH WHAT YOU MIGHT BE GOING THROUGH NOW, AND HOW THE LORD WAS WITH ME THROUGH IT ALL. "So we've told the children, told my parents, and my h...
PART 2: Separation Day
on February 4th, 2021
BY: Deana Bell, Director, Restored Marriage THIS JOURNAL CONTINUES THE THREE-PART SERIES OF JOURNAL WRITINGS THAT I DUG UP FROM 2012-2013… Dear God,May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to You, oh Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer. (Psalms 19:14) Ten months ago, three days before my 40th birthday, my husband of 15 years and partner for over 20 years left our marriage. ...
PART 1: The Week Before the Bomb Dropped in My Marriage
on January 28th, 2021
BY: Deana Bell, Director, Restored Marriage THIS BLOG IS THE FIRST IN A THREE PART SERIES THAT I DUG UP FROM MY JOURNALS/BLOGS FROM 2012-2013, WHEN MY HUSBAND AND I WERE SEPARATED. This blog was written six months after my husband, and I separated in 2012. It describes what some of you may have already heard me talk about: God was working on our restoration even before our separation occurred. Pa...
5 Steps to Handling the Hurt of Adultery
on January 18th, 2021
FROM THE ARCHIVES: There is no denying that adultery brings an incredible amount of pain and hurt when it enters a marriage. This pain may manifest in many ways; rejection, anger, feelings of failure and worthlessness, frustration, helplessness, confusion, depression, suicidal thoughts, vengeful attitudes, shame, neediness, dependencies, and the list goes on. As humans who have been created to fee...
on December 31st, 2020
NOTE from the Directors:Friends, I am SO completely excited for what God is going to in and through you as you read the last blog of 2020. It was written by my sweet friend and prayer partner, Rebecca Wells. You may have noticed that we have taken a longer than usual break from blogging since the end of October and here's why.Since the first week in November, I started personally training a new gr...
The Assignment You Never Chose
on October 29th, 2020
BY: Carolyn Johnson, Former Director, Restored Marriage Each CK’s story is unique, but there are often similarities woven through each one when shared. While keeping covenant with our spouses, each of us has suffered loss, struggled with God’s timing as we’ve waited for our prayers to be answered, and dealt with thoughts of betrayal. We continually need to be reminded that Jesus sees our pain and ...
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