But Not Without Hope (Making Marriage Beautiful)

We stood in the parking lot after a leadership meeting at church and talked for more than an hour about life and dreams. He asked if I wanted to get a cup of coffee; I was careful to protect the scars of a broken past from the breeze of future affection. Yet, something felt safe with him. I could feel my legs strengthen in the shade of his grace-filled kindness. The cracked earth gave way beneath us as trust began to take root – trust in our Lord, and trust in each other.

“May love be the rich soil where their lives take root. May it be the bedrock where their lives are founded.” (Ephesians 3:17 VOICE)

 

Today, I’m sharing the story of a beautiful marriage – mine. Brad and I had both been tossed and turned by pain and loss when we met, but we were not without hope. I pray our story will be an encouragement to you, and I thank Dorothy Greco, author of the book Making Marriage Beautiful, for inviting me to be part of an honest, vulnerable, and powerful series. Read the rest of “But Not Without Hope” here, and let me know in the comments how I may be praying for you!

We are in this together, and I am for you.

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About Ronne Rock

Ronne Rock’s heart finds its strongest beat where beauty and pain collide – because hope always finds us in the shattered places. There’s more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience in her bones, and she finds great joy in sharing leadership wisdom as a regular contributor to Orange Leaders and QARA. But more often than not these days, she's with the vulnerable in difficult places around the world, gathering stories that change stories. Find Ronne's words in "For You, Love" the prayer journal that invites you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. She is currently writing, "Building Eden: Principles of a Grace-Filled Leadership that Restores and Redeems." 

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