Fight for your Marriage

Ep 144 – Testimony of A Restored Marriage – Brad & Anne

 

Nothing is impossible with God! Our guests, Brad and Anne share how the slow drift apart fractured their marriage. Their powerful restoration story is a story of forgiveness, healing, and recommitment.

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Stander’s Affirmation:
https://rejoiceministries.org/a-standers-affirmation-3/

Restored & redeemed:
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Too Good to Not Believe:
https://youtu.be/lKVX_XdaP04

 

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Pamela
Pamela
1 month ago

Praise God for this amazing transformation in the life of this couple. I have never heard such sincerity and conviction in the voice of a man before in my life what a reflection of the power of God working in and through him, I dare to say I got chills as he spoke. Wow!
This was the perfect Christmas gift I needed this encouragement this season thank you RMM…please pray for me and my family on today.

Anne M Hansen
Anne M Hansen
29 days ago
Reply to  Pamela

Hi Pamela,
This is Anne of Anne and Brad and we are So BLESSED that this blessed you! It can be so difficult, and such a long haul to stand, but, on the other side of it, we can say wholeheartedly: It was worth it! And it continues to be worth it as we see the miracles God has done!

Susan
Susan
1 month ago

What a powerful testimony at a time that I really needed it ! Wondering how long he was married to the OW? And how did she continue to believe at that time. That was the hardest point for me because I was confused about knowing there would be another divorce. But God kept me standing. I’d love to hear a part 2 from this couple regarding that issue and more info about that second marriage.

I’ve been standing 7 years and he’s been married to someone else for 4 years. They both look so happy and that adds pressure to my stand. Some days I just focus on Gods perfect will. Whatever that is! If he never comes home and stays with her. Ok. I know He has done miracles in me and many days I feel like that is enough reward for the standing !
Over the years he had not spoken to our children (who are now 19 and 20). Suddenly, earlier this year he sent me an email telling me how much he missed them and how sorry he was for hurting them. He has been reaching out to them ever since that email. They aren’t very receptive to him yet but he keeps reaching out!! Praise God!! Praying that these are steps to restoration!

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Anne M Hansen
Anne M Hansen
29 days ago
Reply to  Susan

Hi Susan, I can really understand your question about what happens when the person marries the other woman. That really gave me pause as well, although I had been searching the Word in advance, knowing that might happen. I only wanted to do what was right according to God’s Word. I want to give a short answer to a big question. I saw that according to scripture the second marriage was adultery (based on Luke 16:18 and other passages) and that just as God would not recognize a homosexual marriage, for instance, so this, too, was outside of His given will in the Word. (Brad was “married” for five years to the other woman.) Psalm 4 has been a great comfort to me. One verse, “He has filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound,” rang true to me. Despite the good things on the surface of his life at that time, I knew the joy and bedrock strength of my Savior, and I knew Brad was missing this joy.
I have compassion for the many, many people who are divorced and remarried to other people even within the church and among Christians, but I think we need to look at these passages more carefully, repent as the Word would require, and seek God’s face regarding this issue. I hope this short answer helps! And I trust Charlyne and the rest of Rejoice Ministries to make clear anything I’ve misstated.
Wonderful that your husband has again contacted his children!
May the Lord strengthen you daily, and in this year ahead, in your stand.

Laura
Laura
1 month ago

Is there a transcript available for this podcast?

Laura
Laura
1 month ago

“Once a stander, always a stander…”

Tomorrow marks eight years since i asked my husband if he was “done” and if there was someone else…

I am happy to say that over the last fifteen or so months, especially this fall, there has been some movement and shifting.

I haven’t read or listened to any RMM material for a very long time, and have been in a very tough place with some other challenges (my mother’s health and disagreements with my only sibling about issues regarding it… Also just continued employment and financial challenges… (I have not had a real “home” since we have been separated, or really, for years before, as things had been very tough for quite some time.
It is tempting for me to just give up, and at times, i feel as if i have… That i am just settling for so much less than God’s best.

But i felt led to look through my email account this morning and then click on this message and listen to the podcast. And hope is revived.

Thank you.
May God bless you, Brad and Anne,
And Charlyne and Lori…
And all of the members of your families.
For His glory!

Sincerely,
Laura

Pamela
Pamela
30 days ago
Reply to  Laura

Laura,
God Bless you and know that our Master is real! He can do anything above all that we can ask or think according to the power at work in us. As we renew our minds and stay laser-focused on Him he alone can woo and renew our minds to all that He has for us living your best life as they say now is living God’s best life in spirit and in truth so do this and leave your spouse to him no matter the situation or circumstance. Praying for your strength and a complete and total turnaround in your life today, may God begin to speak to you in a very real way!

Anne M Hansen
Anne M Hansen
29 days ago
Reply to  Pamela

Amen! Well said, Pamela! And I join you in encouraging Laura to “stay laser-focused” on Jesus! Great way to put that!

Ana María
Ana María
28 days ago
Reply to  Laura

Me pasó algo parecido hoy

Faith
Faith
24 days ago
Reply to  Laura

Yes, hope is revived for Laura and for all of us. Thank you Anne, Brad, Charlene, Lori, and the entire RMM staff who work diligently behind the scenes to feature such an encouraging testimony. The feature has come at a time when many of us are discouraged when we see the years go by without the fruit of a restored marriage, in the context of much prayer and staunch belief (yes, fanatics – lol). We identify with Laura’s anguish and we thank God for reviving our hope. Earlier today during my morning devotional, I engaged in a deep conversation with the Holy Spirit concerning my stand. To cut a long story short (I hope to write a full praise report later), He ‘insisted’ that I go to page 123 of my Bible. I went there reluctantly and to my utter amazement, I found Mark 10 on that page. The flood of encouragement nearly knocked me off the chair. On a related note, Anne mentioned to another stander here that the Word of God is the check point/determining factor for the stander. For instance, read Mark 10:1-12 to see what Jesus said about marrying a divorced person.
Dear standers, may the Holy Spirit help us to remain consistent in our stand just like or selfless teacher Consistent Charlene! Bob was drawn to her consistency, among other virtues, on his way back home from prodigal land.

Anne M Hansen
Anne M Hansen
13 days ago
Reply to  Faith

Faith, that is amazing about you being led to page 123 and there finding Mark 10! Such a powerful encouragement!

Rose-Anne Cardwell
Rose-Anne Cardwell
27 days ago

Thanks for sharing! As always my hope has been renewed. I need daily encouragement to keep trusting the Lord!

rose
rose
4 days ago

It is truely amazing that after 23 years of standing I still remember when I reach out for help to God. It was a week after he left and I connected with a pastor who was very fire and brimstone kinda of pastor. When talking with him he was sounded life a defeated pastor. I heard later he was having family problems and he said to give up (I sometimes think he favored my husband over me). I hung up after the call and realized I could not give up. I went back on computer and searched out more website. You were the website that came up. I have always followed and I know I had stumbled on my walk. I am giving this to God. My prodigal is really someone I can’t handle. I am praying but I am being still and waiting. Please pray for me for guidance.

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