Marriage

Same Story, Different Day

Years ago my mother told me a funny story. A friend of hers was talking with her young son.  The son was asking his mom about Easter because his mother had been practicing songs for the upcoming Easter program.  After a little more discussion, he asked, “Are we going to hear the same thing again about Jesus dying on the cross?”  To this day all of those ladies laugh around Easter time as they remember his innocent words. Sometimes I wonder if people are thinking the same about me.  “There she goes again…talking about that whole pornography and infidelity thing again…can’t she just let it go and quit bringing up such an uncomfortable subject?” As a matter of fact, no.  No,  I can not. Because what you may or may not know is that there are countless…COUNT…LESS…couples who have been affected by this.  I know this because I talk to them.  I get texts from them.  I get emails from them.  I hear their hurt.  I listen as they share that their dreams have died.  I understand when they want to end it all. I’ve been there.  But by the grace of God, I am not there anymore. The next five posts on my blog will consist of me telling our story again.  I wrote about it last December but feel that it is too good of a redemptive story not to share again.  Many of you who read my blog know about it.  Others of you have heard me tell it first hand.  A small few of you were there through those death-desiring days that I barely lived through.  But, just because you know about it, don’t miss the opportunity to read it again.  Not because of clever words I may use, but simply because the same resurrection power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead, also restored my marriage. If, after reading our story, you don’t know what to say, that’s okay. Sometimes, you just can’t find the words. If you aren’t the type to find yourself in situations that leave you speechless, Monday just might be a first for you. Lastly, I’d like to ask you to do someone a favor. Someone out there needs to read our story.  Someone is going through their own living hell.  Someone is in desperate need to know they are not alone. Someone needs to know that miracles still happen. If you know that someone, please send them to my blog. I have hope for them. His name is Jesus.

16 thoughts on “Same Story, Different Day”

  1. Thank you for sharing your story. it is His Glory and I LOVE hearing stories about Him and how he works in the lives of others. Thank you for sharing and being so open.

    Often time i feel the same way- i am huge on purity before marriage ( as being one who wasn’t – then Jesus turning my heart and being one who was) so i am a “one-pony show” with the girls at youth – but i do not care. i tell them over and over – b/c it was/is my life and God changed it!! and your give me encouragement to keep talking!! thank you

  2. It was your story that drew me to your blog, although I haven’t experienced it personally. I will definitely be sending the link to some friends and I’ll be praying.

    Thanks for continuing to share your awesome testimony!

    ~Andrea

  3. I am one of those people you helped, so please please don’t ever stop sharing. I just sent someone to your website yesterday and I believe through you(from Jesus) you are going to minister to her and her mairrage. God Bless you and chris

  4. I was sent your blog by someone that didn’t know my families struggle. I needed to hear your story so thank and don’t stop sharing

  5. always tell your story. you would be doing a disservice by not telling it. and you never know who is gonna hear it this time. i support you, sister, all the way!

  6. Hi Cindy…. I told you in an email or a previous comment that I’d read your story recently and was very moved by it. It’s not an issue that had directly affected me but I have a old friend that it has, so it was eye-opening for me to read your experience…. and your forgiving heart. It truly touched my heart. Since then, as I am finding more and more friends that are also affected by this – it occurs to me that the Lord was using your story to prepare me for theirs.
    Thank you for that. So…. tell it. Over and over. It is a story that NEEDS to be heard.

  7. Cindy,

    I never get tired of hearing it. I know that if I ever meet (or become) someone going through what you went through I have somewhere to turn. Fifty people might connect with your story and be helped by it next week, but in six months from then, fifty new people might be looking for the same kind of love and wisdom to get them through the same situation. That’s what testimony is all about. When you testify in court, it’s recorded for a reason.

    God bless you!

  8. YOU GO GIRL!! Although I’ve read every word on my own, I will be back to hear it all again. One can never get enough of hearing about the redemptive power and love of our great God!

  9. Cindy,

    I am sooo thankful that you are re-posting these. I am one of those that identifies with your story almost to a T. Thank you so very much for sharing your heart and giving hope to those who desperately need it.

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