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A Wife Driven to Desperation ~ Contribution to 31 Days to a Better Marriage
This post, in its entirety, is shared at Managing Your Blessings, where Carlie is hosting 31 Days to a Better Marriage challenge.
This one was tough to write, because I have been that wife driven to desperation. Desperate for better, desperate for healing, discouraged, depressed, angry and bitter, ready to run. By God’s mercy and grace I found myself driven to His feet, where He ministered to me lovingly and gently. Many times I didn’t like who or what He wanted to change, but allowing Him to do so has been life changing for me and life breathing to my marriage.
Here is an excerpt. Be sure to click through to read ways found in God’s word for a wife to grow and flourish in her role.
Many wives are dissatisfied, discouraged, angry, depressed, lost . . . searching, simply waiting out their existence. Misled and desperate.
Desperate for change, fulfillment, love . . . something.
So they turn to things. Another man. An addiction. A secret life. A pit.
A deep, dark, desperate pit.
Are you in that pit? All alone? Ready for change, but still going back to it because that’s where you’re safe? Because hoping for change is harder than pretending it can’t happen? Because protecting your heart is less painful than opening it enough for healing to happen?
Click here read the rest of this article at Managing Your Blessings, where Carlie is hosting 31 Days to a Better Marriage challenge. There you will find many other encouraging articles for wives in need of encouragement.
You are loved, dear daughter of Christ! Blessings!
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This sounds like me earlier this year… so thanks for sharing! I'm heading over to read the whole thing (I found you on the Salt & Light linky).
Hi, great post in the marriage series. I went over and read it. 🙂 Blessings.
Thanks for sharing this encouragement on the Art of Home-Making Mondays. I know there are a lot of hurting wives out there…
An important topic, friend. Yes, that much is certain. Thank you for broaching it and sharing it with us Unforced Rhythms.
Ah-Maz-Ing and oh-so-true (as usual.) Stopped by Carlie's place to leave a comment. Love you girl– keep moving and shaking to encourage us married gals 🙂
This is a great reminder. Most people (who are not married that is!) don't realize how much work marriage actually is…and that we really need the Lord's help to succeed!!<br />Glad you were able to link up on last week's "Inspired By Me Mondays"; please come & link up some more posts on this week's (Monday to Friday) http://www.parentingandhomeschoolinginfaith.com We'
Powerful and encouraging. Marriage is so much work–two sinners saying , "I do" and trying to live for His glory is tough. We definitely need Him and His grace. Thanks for sharing with What You Wish Wednesday.
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