Have you ever had loose thread in a shirt? It seems like such a small thing, doesn’t it? But one small tug and you realize that thread is part of a much larger problem. The next thing you know, your shirt is unraveling right before your eyes.
A marriage can have loose threads, too. Husbands and wives don’t always see eye-to-eye, and they don’t always communicate well. The next thing you know, little resentments crop up. They seem like small problems. But before long, the fabric of the marriage is unraveling right before their eyes.
Jeremy and Tiffany Lee can tell you exactly what that’s like. You may recognize Tiffany, a contemporary Christian singer, by her stage name, “Plumb.”
Like most marriages, their first years together were fun and exciting. Even the people closest to them thought their lives were perfect. They had three small children, a big house, and exciting, successful careers.
But underneath that public image, loose threads were starting to get pulled. Tiffany struggled to balance her music career with the demands of marriage and motherhood. Jeremy became increasingly lonely and unhappy, and he blamed his wife for most of their problems.
Their disconnection grew by the day, until Jeremy finally announced that he wanted to separate. There seemed to be no hope for reconciliation.
But through God’s grace and the intervention of a loving community of Christian friends who supported their marriage and refused to take sides, Jeremy and Tiffany eventually reconciled, found healing, and stitched their marriage back together again.
Maybe the image of a marriage unraveling before your eyes resonates with you. You feel like Jeremy and Tiffany’s story is your story. Your relationship is broken, and you’re desperate to figure out what to do.
Hope is what you need, and it’s what we can offer you in abundance on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “God Used Our Friends and Family to Save Our Marriage.”
Jeremy and Tiffany Lee joined me in our studios for a conversation about love, marriage, brokenness, and redemption against all hope. No matter how dark and deep your troubles may seem, the Lees, and thousands of other couples who have been in your shoes, will tell you: “There is hope.”
Also, don’t forget that we have counselors available to speak with you if you need guidance on what to do to in your marriage. Call us, leave your name and number, and they’ll get back with you as soon as possible. The number during business hours is 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459)
And if your marriage looks hopeless, I want to remind you of Focus on the Family’s Hope Restored. If you’re on the brink of divorce, these marriage intensives can go a long way toward restoring your hope, facilitating healing between you and your spouse, and bringing rejuvenation to your relationship. The number for Hope Restored is 1-866-875-2915, or visit online.
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