Posts with the tag “restoration”
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...
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 ...
by Deana Bell on December 16th, 2019
FOR STANDERS, BY A STANDER. Eight years ago, my life was suddenly interrupted by an unwanted divorce from the man I’d loved for 20 years. We served in ministry together during many of those years and raised our children in the faith. Through God’s amazing grace, we began dating again five months after the divorce and were remarried a year later.Before long, however, the ongoing spiritual battle fo...
Thanksgiving & Praise: Our Best Weapons
by Deana Bell on November 27th, 2019
By: Carolyn Johnson, Director Emeritus, Restored Marriage I’ve been thinking about all the things each of us has, for which we should be thankful. It is always amazing to me that, when a group of people are asked why they are thankful, the room fills with silence. May this never happen to our CK family! There are hundreds of reasons why each of us should continually be in a posture to give Jesus ...
Why My Toast (cut in half) Is An Encouragement To Me...And Might Be To You, Too!
by Deana Bell on November 20th, 2019
By: Deana Bell, CK Director, Restored Marriage It was a rainy and cold fall night in Charlotte and I had had a long day. I wasn't feeling well; I had barely eaten all day and the spiritual warfare I was experiencing that day was overwhelming. I had fed my family, but I didn't feel like eating, so at 10 pm I found myself hungry and tired. All I wanted to do was go to bed, but I heard the Lord tell ...
The Words You Say....
by Deana Bell on October 16th, 2019
By: Rex Johnson, Director, Restored MarriageDo the words you say really matter? Proverbs 18: 20-21 (NLT) tells us:(20) Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction.(21) The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.Your words have the power of death and life. The words you say are verbal seeds you sow into your spouse. It is impor...
by Deana Bell on September 30th, 2019
By: Carolyn Johnson, Director, Restored Marriage First of all, YOU cannot heal your marriage alone; it is the power of JESUS that brings restoration and reconciliation. However, you DO have a role to play during the process of restoration. Yes, it is difficult to stand in the midst of the unfaithfulness of a spouse when we become tired, drained and exhausted. But it is not impossible. So often, we...
Healed Marriage Testimony
by Jackson Bell on September 4th, 2019
Many years ago, in my youth, I was married and had two sons. Having been raised in a Christian environment, my views on marriage were all about fidelity. For that reason, my first marriage failed. He simply did the unthinkable and in a knee jerk reaction, I divorced. That was my first marriage. He is now deceased.For many years I remained single until I met Gary. We loved furiously and fought just...
Reconciliation - The First Goal of Restoration
by Jackson Bell on August 13th, 2019
“I was so angry at God that I did just the opposite of anything that had to do with God.” In his own words, this man was deceived. His wife, who was left behind with their children, was struggling with depression and a spirit of suicide. But God had other plans for this family and He sent help for her as she cried out to Him in her despair. She eventually led a Covenant Keepers group where she was...
Habits That Can Sabotage Marriage Restoration
by Jackson Bell on July 25th, 2019
I just read a poster on Facebook that listed six habits that sabotage our life. I could go down that list and place a check-mark beside each one of them. There are habits that need to be dealt with in a Godly manner. This is the list that was presented: Worrying about things you can’t change. God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, ...
Spirit of Abortion
by Jackson Bell on July 10th, 2019
Perhaps you had a dream to do something for God and you put time, effort and prayer into the project and it failed. Perhaps your relationships never seem to endure. They are short-lived both loved ones and friends. Something always happens to hinder your relationships such as strife or disappoint.Maybe you seem to labor under unstable living conditions. You sow much time and energy into jobs or ot...
Enormous Marriage Restoration Needs Great Spiritual Growth
by Jackson Bell on July 10th, 2019
I recently had someone ask me to explain what I meant when I said that it is good for covenant keepers to experience times of need so that they can exercise their spiritual muscles to trust God to supply all their needs. This is especially true while standing for your marriage. When I began giving my answer it made me realize that the time of my most explosive spiritual growth was during my greate...
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