Posts with the tag “can-god-save-my-marriage”

Why It's Important to Stay in Your Swim Lane
by Deana Bell on July 31st, 2020
BY: Deana Bell, Director, Restored Marriage You've probably heard the phrase "stay in your lane," and until recently, I didn't even realize that that phrase does not usually contain the additional word "swim." It's a phrase my husband uses often, and he always says it with the word "swim."  "Swim lane" is a project management term for doing the job that you were asked to do. "Staying in your swim ...  Read More
50 Truths About Offense
by Deana Bell on July 9th, 2020
BY: Duke Rohe, Stander The good thing about a short memory is you forget who you are angry with.If you are slow to take offense, you probably won't become offended.Your offense is measured by your entitlement.To stay off the defensive, receive everything as input. When on the defensive, everything looks offensive.The opposite of love is not hate; it's offense. Offense grows a weight around the nec...  Read More
"Haven't I Seen You Here Before?"
by Deana Bell on April 2nd, 2020
BY: Deana Bell, Restored Marriage, Director I had just driven three and a half hours from my home in North Carolina to Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. It was my son's birthday. And we had never been apart on this special day. Nineteen years to be exact. So when my daughter had spontaneously suggested it, I jumped at the chance to go see him during his freshman year of college. My husband was ...  Read More
Quarantine: God's Special Time
by Deana Bell on March 31st, 2020
BY: Deana Bell, Restored Marriage, Director and Marilyn Conrad (founder) Years and years ago a Covenant Keeper reached out to us from Australia and wrote to us about a new government reform to their tax system and how it was concerning to her. The reform was called the "GST,” (Goods and Services Tax). This Covenant Keeper was already struggling to pay her bills and the proposed tax reform was thre...  Read More
Weariness in the Waiting?
by Deana Bell on March 18th, 2020
We can certainly expect objections from the enemy in two specific areas if we are believing that our marriages will be healed.  Read More
A Lesson in Deception
by Deana Bell on March 15th, 2020
When we deal with someone who blows up or gets angry, remember that anger and hatred are fruits of deception.   Read More
You're Running Out of Time!
by Deana Bell on March 2nd, 2020
BY: Deana Bell, Director, Restored Marriage I was 26, newly married, and ready to do all kinds of adult things. One of the things on my list was taking better care of myself. And because I now had real insurance from a real job, I could afford to go to the dentist. This felt super adult-like until my new dentist took one look in my mouth and exclaimed, "You're running out of time!"I was horrified ...  Read More
Has The Lord Forgotten Me?
by Deana Bell on February 19th, 2020
BY: A Stander in Malaysia  In our church’s calendar, my husband's birthday falls on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. That has always been a source of consolation to me each year; that the Cross will triumph in my prodigal’s life. This year, when the day came, I asked my daughters to accompany me to church to pray for their father, especially on his birthday. Only my younger daughter was able...  Read More
The Day I Danced With Jesus
by Deana Bell on January 23rd, 2020
By: Deana Bell, Director, Restored Marriage It always seems that God knows exactly when "much" turns into "too much" for me. And on this day, I was in over my head, spiritually. I have noticed the attacks getting more frequent and more intense for at least a year now. For me, waking up, praying, reading Scripture and repenting is a daily ritual. On this particular day, I had done all of the aforem...  Read More
D-Day
by Deana Bell on January 21st, 2020
By: Deana Bell, Director, Restored Marriage On this very day, 8 years ago, my husband and I separated.Some years the day seems to come and go without me ever noticing and other years I have found myself in a struggle.The New Oxford American Dictionary defines "D-Day" (in addition to the WWII reference) as "the day on which an important operation is to begin or a change to take effect." I have neve...  Read More
50 Ways to Bless Someone
by Deana Bell on January 15th, 2020
BY: Deana Bell, Director, Restored Marriage Hebrews 10:24-25 "Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near." (NLT)I believe that through giving during our greatest need we will receive back ten fold what we have given.2...  Read More
A New Look at Your Real Enemy (Part 2)
by Deana Bell on January 13th, 2020
BY: Deana Bell, Director, Restored Marriage I left you with quite a cliff-hanger on my last posting, didn’t I? (link to part 1)To get you up to speed…Our marriage had come under fierce attack involving my husband’s infidelity and my resulting emotional breakdown. At a crisis point, my husband had answered my emotional plea for help with a promise to do whatever it took to make our marriage whole a...  Read More
A New Look at Your Real Enemy (Part 1)
by Deana Bell on January 7th, 2020
BY: Deana Bell, Director, Restored Marriage For most of my life I have attended churches that do not speak of or even acknowledge the existence of Satan. I never quite understood it, but yes, I too, spent years of my life ignoring something that should never be ignored. I don't know what the reasons are - possibly fear or ignorance - but I am certain that God wants us to know who our enemy is.Back...  Read More
NOW IS THE TIME!!
by Deana Bell on January 1st, 2020
BY: Deana Bell, Director, Restored Marriage He took my breath away! Quite literally.As I stood there in the kitchen, just hours before the turn of the decade, my breath was taken away. I was gasping, as tears were running down my cheeks, because of the word He just spoke to my heart."You will know me to the greatest depths this year."I tried to catch my breath and process what He had just said to ...  Read More

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