I am compelled to do so.
I have spent most of the last couple of years attempting to rebuild a dying marriage. This required a colossal effort in study, prayer, meditation and faith. All the while watching in futility as events spiraled downwards into a seemingly inevitable conclusion.
I had to dig very deep to find the faith I needed to keep going, even though I had previously believed faith would never be a problem. Studying God's Word with a hunger I had never before experienced, expanded that faith into a lake so deep I was able at last to drown my despair and take on the task of rebuilding my marriage with confidence. Reading dozens of scientific journals and studies allowed me to understand the chemistry and physiology driving my anger, loneliness and resentment, which Jehovah has given me the ability to bring under control with my renewed faith. Wading through the incredible number of Christian Marriage Blogs showed me I was not alone, and gave me the practical insights I needed to finally understand how I could apply all I had learned.
After eight months of applying those lessons, breakthrough!
Seeing all the pain still out there now compels me to pass on what I have learned.
I love all of you.
My heart is no longer big enough to hold hatred. There is too much love in me now thanks to Jehovah, and I cannot stand idly by why so many of you are in pain and despair. However I can, whether as a sounding board, or giving advice, or just providing a place to rant and vent frustrations, I want to avail myself to all of you out there who need a helping hand.
It helps with my own healing process.
Helping others is the best way to help oneself, as Jehovah, our God, promises mercy to those who extend mercy. Seeing the plight of others can also help bring our own suffering into perspective and give us further insight into our own difficulties. Jesus also wisely pointed out there is more happiness in giving than receiving.
So as I open my innermost thoughts in this Blog, I pray you might find it useful and may the Grace of God bring comfort to you through your trials and joy to your marriage.