My husband and I celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary, but our marriage was in serious trouble. We hardly communicated with one another. We were in our late twenties and we had two young children, so we were very busy. But we were drifting apart. We were not at all like-minded on goals, major decisions, or any decisions! It seemed hopeless to stay together. It was at this time we each separately cried out to God for answers to help us.
First, my husband was witnessed to while overseas with the military. He took the Foundational Class in a U.S. territory. He witnessed to me when he came home, and then I took the Foundational Class. We got answers to life’s questions that we had always wondered about, and we got answers we never even thought of!
Before we took this class we signed a card, which declared that the class could help bring harmony in the home. I do not remember the teacher of the class ever talking about marriage, such as what the husband’s and wife’s roles were to be, but the class did teach us to rightly divide God’s Word. We learned the Word has integrity to it, that we could understand it and trust God and His Word, and many other important truths.
So we began to put our spiritual goals first by praying to God, reading and believing the Word, giving of our tithes and offerings, attending home fellowships regularly, and taking other ministry classes. We were growing in God’s Word—together and with our children also.
This was forty-two years ago, and we continue to thank God for His love and care to see our great need and meet that superabundantly. We received the desires of our heart way beyond what we could have ever realized, and we are ever grateful that God healed our marriage by way of His Word that we learned through this wonderful ministry of The Way.
A happy marriage is priceless!