Weathering a storm in your marriage is never easy, but unfortunately something we all go through, eventually. It doesn’t typically take very long after the “I do’s” for the “worse” in “for better or for worse” to be tested. But I will say, I’ve heard from many people who have been through suffering—whether it’s shallow, small things or really deep, tragic things—and can say, on the other side, “I didn’t enjoy it. I didn’t like it, but I knew God better. I came to know Him better as a result.” I would say that is definitely true for Dennis and me.
On today’s episode of The Barbara Rainey podcast, Dennis and I talk about what suffering has looked like in our marriage. Several years ago I wrote a book called Letters to My Daughters: The Art of Being a Wife, and I devoted a whole chapter to suffering and how to view the valleys in marriage and not lose heart or hope. I hope you take some time to listen to today’s episode and are encouraged if you are walking through a hard season. You can listen here or on any major podcast platform.
Also, we are thrilled to share that Bethany Publishing has graciously released a paperback version of the book! This has probably been my favorite book I wrote and what a joy to get to see it in another form being available to another generation of wives. You can secure your copy (for you or as a gift to a wife just starting her married journey) here, for a $30 or more donation to Ever Thine Home (includes shipping). We are so grateful for you and your continued support of this ministry.
Grateful for you today,