Posts with the tag “standing”

What's More Real to You?
by Deana Bell on November 13th, 2019
By: (ANONYMOUS)I was in tears. I recollected all the words I wish I hadn’t spoken, and all the words I wish I had. I hated myself for losing my composure, wishing I could hit a reset button and redo that whole conversation. Actually, I wanted to reset years’ worth of mistakes and hurts. I had just gotten off the phone with my husband, who had left our marriage a few weeks prior. We had argued abou...  Read More
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A Daughter's Tribute
by Deana Bell on November 6th, 2019
By Jennie (Little) Hohnstadt, daughter of Mary Little, CK IntercessorThis tribute was read by Jennie, to her mother and a group of Covenant Keepers that met at Mary's home in 2014 for a CK Yellow Ribbon Day. We hope it blesses you as much as it blesses us to know that our stands are valuable, even (and especially) to our children. Never doubt that you are making an impact on your children by stand...  Read More
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Profoundly Proud (A Letter to My Covenant Keeping Parents)
by Deana Bell on November 4th, 2019
Gary and Deb Routon were the NW Regional Directors of Covenant Keepers until Gary's sudden and unexpected passing in 2016. Deb has been holding that position herself since that time. The Routon's have three grown sons...Ben, Aaron and Micah. Micah, their youngest, wrote this letter to his parents in April of 2012. He was 14 when his parent's marriage crisis occurred. They were restored in 1994 and...  Read More
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How to Survive the Hurricane of Divorce
by Deana Bell on October 14th, 2019
By: Carolyn Johnson, Director, Restored MarriageWe have had quite a vibrant hurricane season here in the US this past month. With all the major hurricanes that we've experienced, I began to notice something about the trees that survived. Something that can be applied to our situations as Covenant Keepers. Most of the surviving trees looked really beat up, but amazingly, they were still standing up...  Read More
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A Family Restored
by Koji Bell on September 25th, 2019
(Testimony by a CK in Canada)Bob and I had been married for 16 years when the day came that he informed me he wanted a divorce. Our marriage had been rocky; the abuse was verbal on both our accounts, and our three sons had been witness to much of it.On this particular day, all three boys had attended the last day of Vacation Bible School and had gone with our pastor’s family to the lake, leaving B...  Read More
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Should I use Tough Love with my Spouse?
by Jackson Bell on August 22nd, 2019
One fairly common truth that experience has proven over and over is that “tough love” usually bears rotten fruit! The model for our behavior should always be Jesus. How does He treat us when we are rebellious, willful, stubborn, uncaring, inconsiderate, uncooperative and unfaithful? He responds by loving us unconditionally, and forgiving every sin. He is faithful to us even when we are unfaithful!...  Read More
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The Door: Shut and Locked
by Jackson Bell on July 10th, 2019
It is quite normal for a Covenant Keeper to experience being with their spouse’s family for various reasons. Family members get sick and a hospital visit is the right thing to do. Children have birthdays and graduations from high school and college with a family gathering to celebrate an accomplishment. A family member dies and there is a funeral to attend. There will be reasons why you, your spou...  Read More
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