Posts with the tag “can-i-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 ...
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...
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.
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 ...
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...
Paul and Brenda's Testimony (Part I)
by Deana Bell on February 6th, 2020
TODAY, OUR BLOG FEATURES, PAUL, A STANDER FROM NEW ZEALAND. NEXT TUESDAY, WE WILL FEATURE THE TESTIMONY OF HIS WIFE, BRENDA. IT'S NOT OFTEN THAT WE ARE ABLE TO SHARE WITH YOU BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY SO OPENLY. WE HOPE YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TODAY BY PAUL'S FAITH IN THE LORD AND HIS STORY OF GOD'S PLAN FOR RECONCILIATION. On the morning of August 31, I went to work, never expecting that I would receive...
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...
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...
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...
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