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10/18/18
So sad, and yet a picture of many marriages. Christians can sometimes be the best at covering up. A reminder that we need to have a open honest heart with our spouse - and with those around us. Thanks for sharing.
10/19/18
Great job describing this marriage and its conflicts. I hold out the hope for something better for this couple.
10/20/18
What a beautifully written, hard hitting, and transparent depiction of this fragile marriage.

Two thoughts immediately came to mind after reading it:

1) I don't know if this piece is a testimony or fiction. But either way, it would be interesting to read the same account from the husband's perspective.

2) As sad and hopeless as this marriage sounds the fact that both parties know, love, and serve the one true living God tells me there is hope. Within each of them there lies an untapped power to redeem this relationship--the same power that raised Jesus from the grave can resurrect this marriage, give it new life, heal the scars, change stony hearts, and create a testimony out of the ashes of hurt and pain. If this piece is fiction--THAT is where the real story lies. If this story is testimony may our powerful, redeeming Lord breathe new life, purpose, and love into your marriage and make it a trophy of His grace.


This kind of writing is rare and so needed in today's Christian writing. I know it must have cost you something to write it. God so often uses raw, honest, relatable reflections to strengthen, encourage, and train His children. Thank you.
10/23/18
Wow, this story is really sad to read, but you did a good job describing the situation between the couple. I hope that couples who face situations like this will find God's grace to love unconditionally like you wrote!