My wife and I have been abundantly blessed to be married for thirty-six years. We have experienced wonderful days of joy and happiness. One thing that we have learned that is certain about marriage. I discovered that a great marriage develops through the depths of valleys while reaching for the mountain top. There have been many valleys we found ourselves in that required faith to rise. Now, we’ve had to rise from some dark situations such as her heart condition and my three years of unemployment. What we knew was important was not looking at each other, but looking to God. We knew if we looked at each other about our struggles that could lead to finger pointing. This is how the devil defeats the marriage.
What we decided to do instead was to point to God who is able to bring us His provision and His promises. God did just that. Growing up in the projects of Trenholm Court in Montgomery, Al. I knew what it was to endure hardship. Things would really get tough for my father who would have seven children to raise alone after mom’s death. I developed a determination to win over adversity and joined the Army and retired a Chief Warrant Officer. The same endurance and faith it took me to endure while in Iraq, graduating from college, is required in sustaining in marriage. When the cardiologist said my wife suffered a major heart attack, I cried out to God for that same endurance. The hand of God brought healing and deliverance upon my wife.
What God has given us in marriage is there is more of us for His glory. We are watching the hand of God and how He has blessed us that we bless other marriages through our story.