CHALLENGES WOMEN FACE aka DEAR JULIE

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Challenges Women Face

May 23, 2017

Dear Julie:

I’m a virtuous woman who has been through some weary days. Before I found Christ I was on drugs for years so that should be enough and its explanation about that lifestyle. I knew of Christ at that time. One day he set me in recovery and that’s when I truly met him for myself laying on them recovery beds. Wow, it is amazing now, I don’t just know of him I know him. I have an intimate relationship with him for myself now.

I know who I am and whose I am. I’ve been clean and sober going on 4 years. Glory be to God and, as you stated, we fall short daily. The Holy Spirit is dealing with me on marriage. I’ve been married 23 years but we live in separate houses. But we see each other and talk every day. It works fine, but I’m tired of being alone and I want a spiritual companion in my life. I’m considering a divorce. I have met a spiritual man who feels strongly about relationship when it comes to one being married, but for some reason I find myself not pursuing my divorce so that God will bring that godly man in my life if it’s in his plan. –Seeking Input

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Dear Seeking Input:

Your testimony is powerful and your love for God shines through your words. I would encourage you to do all you can (maybe you already have) to restore your marriage to the man you chose above all others 23 years ago. Can you get counseling to get over this living in two houses? No wonder you are lonely! I would be, too. You didn’t mention whether there is any adultery on his part (which is, as I read Scripture, the one justification Jesus gave for divorce).

Is your husband a believer? Does he understand how important Christ is to you? PRAY PRAY and PRAY SOME MORE that he will have the same salvation experience that you had, that he will understand Jesus died for his sins and that he can be cleansed and free to love as you are.

If you believe there’s no other option than divorce, be careful about letting another man into your life until you are POSITIVE he is God’s choice for you.(Believe me, I’ve heard from so many women who were deceived by their loneliness and a sweet-talker.) So my advice to you is to take it slow. Be prayerful. Do all you can to bring about reconciliation before taking on another relationship. I wish you all the best, my sister in Christ. Julie

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Remember, friends, as challenges come our way, we can face them head-on
through Christ who strengthens us!

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