This is how God used His Radio and the Love Dare Challenge to speak to us in such a powerful way and to mend our broken marriagePublished 1:45 AM in By Rob Dempsey
This is an email I recieved at His Radio. Very powerful story that will give hope to any broken marraige. ~Rob
Hi…I’m Brandie and I’ve taken the His Radio Love Dare Challenge. I never in a million years would have guessed that God would use such a small challenge in such a powerful way.My husband and I, after only being married just a little over 2 years hit a very difficult time in our short marriage. At the age of 25, I never thought I would be saying the words separation and divorce, but I was. My husband had decided that he no longer wanted to be with me. He was hurt, tired and worn down. This hit me like a brick, and left me being desperate, lonely and broken. So I set off to try and resolve this big problem that we were facing, thinking that I just needed to stay in control. I bought us books and we even went to Christian marriage counseling, but nothing seem to be working and he still wanted out. Finally, my last effort to save our marriage was the Love Dare. I started it with a very heavy heart and a crushed spirit. I was devastated that this was happening to us and couldn’t believe that God was allowing it. Completing the dares and all the aspects that the dares entailed was a very difficult task when I wasn’t getting anything back. And then I got to the Dare about unconditional Love and my outlook changed. After reading that, I wanted to love my husband with “God’s Kind of Love”..Agape love which is unconditional. And I set out to do just that.
God showed me through that one Dare and through many others along the way, that love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing love. And the only way that love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional.
While on this journey, God showed me that I wasn’t giving all of myself to Him and wasn’t giving Him my very Best. I know that so many times I was leaving Him feeling broken and lonely, just as I was feeling. I wasn’t letting Him take full control of my life and my marriage. He had to teach me that He loves us…not because we deserve it..but because he chooses to love us….He is the designer and maker of Agape Love. We love, because He first loved us” which is laid out for us in 1 John 4:19 Through all of this, I feel that His ultimate goal was to bring myself and my husband closer to Him…and that HE did. My new life verse became
Proverbs 3:5-Trust in Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding….in all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make your paths straight!! About two weeks ago, in the midst of continuing my Love Dare Challenges, my husband came home and as soon as I saw him…I knew that God had answered my prayers. He was a changed man of God. My miracle had arrived and God had mended my broken marriage. He had told me that God had spoken to him in a mighty way and he knew that first and foremost he wasn’t where he needed to be with the Lord and knew that he had a lot of work to do strenghthening his relationship with Him. And 2nd he knew that I was the one that God had sent for him. And that he was ready to love me as God intended. Wow..I had been waiting to hear those words for what seemed like for ever!
God is so good and His grace and mercy are sufficient. I know that we are not completely out of the woods yet and we will probably have to work at our marriage for the rest of our lives, but I truly feel like we have put God back where he belongs, in the center of our lives and marriage and in full control. I couldn’t be more thankful to God for what all He has done and for the miracle he has performed in our lives! And I thank God for using something as simple as His Radio and the Love Dare to speak to us in such a powerful way."