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Resurrecting a Dead Marriage

Mar 30, 2024

Hey friends! Today let's delve into a topic that hits close to home for many couples: resurrecting a dead marriage. We've seen it time and time again - relationships that seem beyond repair, marriages that have flatlined, and hearts that have grown distant. But here's the beautiful truth: just as Jesus conquered death and rose again, He can breathe new life into even the most lifeless of marriages.

Let's get real for a moment. Ron and I have encountered countless couples who have felt like their marriage was on life support. Maybe it's the strain of addiction, the pain of betrayal, the weight of past trauma, or simply the slow erosion of connection over time. Whatever the case, when a marriage feels dead, it's easy to lose hope.

But here's where the story takes a turn - just when it seems darkest, there's a glimmer of light. We've seen it in our own journey and in the lives of those we've had the privilege to walk alongside. That glimmer of light? It's Jesus.

You see, Jesus isn't just a distant figure from ancient history. He's alive and active today, intimately involved in the details of our lives, including our marriages. When we invite Him into the brokenness, He doesn't shy away from the mess. Instead, He rolls up His sleeves and gets to work, performing miracles that defy human understanding.

So, how does Jesus contribute to the resurrection of a dead marriage? Well we can start with unconditional Love. Jesus embodies the purest form of love - unconditional, sacrificial, and unwavering. When we allow His love to infiltrate our hearts and our marriages, it has the power to break down walls and heal wounds. Next up, this is a big one that will take a whole lot of intentionality on our totally human nature, forgiveness. One of the most powerful aspects of Jesus' ministry is His message of forgiveness. No matter how far we've fallen or how badly we've messed up, His grace is always enough to cover our sins. In a marriage, forgiveness is often the key that unlocks the door to reconciliation and restoration. A few more are, transformation. When we surrender our lives, including our marriages, to Jesus, He doesn't leave us unchanged. He's in the business of transformation, taking what is broken and making it whole again. As we allow Him to work in us individually, our marriages inevitably reflect that change. And, hope. Perhaps the most precious gift that Jesus offers is hope. Even when all seems lost, His resurrection serves as a beacon of hope for all who believe. In the darkest moments of a marriage, holding onto that hope can make all the difference.

Friends, if you find yourself in a marriage that feels dead and hopeless, know that there is still hope. Jesus stands ready to breathe new life into your relationship, to perform a miracle that surpasses anything you could imagine. Invite Him into the brokenness, trust in His power, and watch as He works wonders in your marriage.

So, hold onto hope, keep pressing forward, and trust that the best is yet to come.



Perfectly Imperfect,

Sam & Ron




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