Marriage left me bitter and angry. I said I would never get married again!
Most of my 11 years of marriage were full of verbal abuse, arguing, fighting, and being slapped around. In November 1989, I found out that I was pregnant. I was very happy. I loved children and thought a child would bring me and my husband closer together. However, my husband was not happy at all. In fact, when I told him I was pregnant, he said, “I never wanted any children.” The same news that made me so happy only seemed to make him even angrier. All of a sudden he started coming home from work, eating dinner, then taking a shower, leaving, and returning home late at night. After a few months of doing this, I finally asked him during dinner one night what was going on. His reply was that he was having an affair.
I was three months pregnant in February 1990. During one of our arguments, he got mad, threw me on the floor, and left bruises on my neck where he had choked me. This was the last straw for me. I had enough, and I didn’t want my child to have to grow up in an abusive home. I moved out and began to rebuild my life. I said I would never get married again. Marriage left me very bitter and angry at men.
When my son was four years old, I was looking for a good daycare facility for him. I drove past Jubilee Worship Center every day, and one day I noticed a sign, “Day Care Opening Soon.” I enrolled my son at the daycare center. I never had any intention of attending a church service at Jubilee Worship Center. I simply wanted a safe place for my son to go to daycare.
I made many good friends at the day care, and one day I was invited by one of the employees to attend church. I went to a couple of services, and they changed my entire life. I asked the Lord into my heart and asked Him to forgive me of my sins. I promised to serve Him and to do my best for the rest of my life.
Over the next several months, God was healing and mending my heart. After eight years of being a single mom, I began having a desire to find a good Christian husband. In 1998, I began to pray that God would send a good Christian man my way. Early in the year, God gave me a vision. Standing off in the distance was my husband and two young children. I knew way down in my spirit that this was the year that I was getting married. I had no one in mind, and I was not dating anyone at this time. I began confessing to people that this was the year I was going to get married. On October 3, 1998, I married the man that God gave to me. I could not have chosen a better man. God is so good.
Friend, if you are going through any of these situations, you need help. You can’t fix it on your own. Only God can give you the help you need.
MARRIAGE LEFT ME BITTER AND ANGRY
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