Happy Wednesday Morning, Friends! I’m excited about today’s post. My new friend Alison approached me several weeks ago and asked me to pray about writing an article about brokenness and forgiveness in marriage for her month long relationship series “Let’s Talk Relationships.” I was extremely honored because Alison is one of those bloggers that I quickly fell in love with when I started this journey. I view her as someone I wanna grow up to be like one day….thing is, she’s about half my age! She’s full of wisdom and has a wealth of knowledge. I just love having friends of all ages in my life!
After he left, I went to our bed and curled up into a fetal position. He didn’t tell me, but I knew where he had gone. I spent the next several hours wondering how I had gotten here. After 15 years of marriage, how did we get to the point of divorce? It’s something I never envisioned happening to us. Yet just like a F5 tornado, here we were, in the throes of loss and devastation. We were both covered in dirt and debris and the only hope for restoration was fully surrendering to our savior.
Just 24 hours earlier I told him about the affair I was having with another man. I was deep in sin and I was sinking fast. I had every intention of leaving my husband and had God not intervened who knows where we would be today.
He was gone for several hours. He had been discussing the next steps and his probable future with an attorney. He had no idea what was going to happen but he wanted to be prepared for the worst. My head was spinning and I was so messed up. I had lost 30 pounds in the course of 3 months. I had fallen into the trenches of deep sin where the fire does not go out and the worms never die.
And I was circling the drain.
To read the rest of this article and grab my 6 truths about forgiveness, follow me to Alison’s blog! And while you’re there, stick around! I know you’ll love Alison as much as I do:-)