05: Adriana and Norm Share Their Marriage Story and Their Fostering To Adopt Journey

Episode 5 is a 3 part series featuring Adriana and Norm Schisler from Southern California. Adrie and Norm share their background's, the pattern of God calling them to wait on Him and the reminder that it is always for His glory and for our good.

His ways are higher than our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9), so when what we’re feeling led to do or not do doesn’t make any earthly sense, Adriana and Norm encourage us to remember He's working and He is faithful. We are called to simply trust and obey His perfect, master plan for our lives and other’s too.

Adriana and Norm touch on their marriage story and share how the Lord has called them to foster to adopt 3 babies all under the age of 3 within the last 2 years. Plus, we have some exciting news to celebrate with them this month! Stay tuned.

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04: Andrea and Elliott on Vulnerability, Intentionality and Communication in Marriage

Andrea and Elliott met when they were 13…through her sister and his brother…at a construction site. Say what?! We’ll hear more backstory on this. They were reunited after a couple years when Andrea’s family moved permanently to California. Andrea hadn’t thought much about Elliott since their initial meeting. Elliott’s side to the story is a bit different. Elliot was “sold”.  He knew Andrea was the one from when he had first met her.  

They discuss what the road to them dating looked like and how in dating they began asking the hard questions. The hard things? Some real things, deep heart things…like a battle with pornography. Elliott shares the journey he took toward true deliverance and gives practical tools for anyone struggling with this same thing. The pay off to working through these hard things before marriage?  A blissful first year of being married…and continued bliss and trust in marriage.

Their story is beautiful! You’ll be blessed to hear it all in full! Click to listen.

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03: Nelli and Art Pavlenko on Marriage and Waiting on God

Nelli was born in Russia, Art was born in Ukraine.  Both moved to the US at a young age. Both Nelli and Art were previously married and were done with relationships, wanting to be single for a while.  Friends wanted the two of them to meet and invited them to a concert, and even though their minds were made up on relationships, they couldn’t help that sparks flew upon meeting. They ultimately ended up married and have seen God answer things miraculously for them as they seek Him above all else in their marriage. They share helpful tips and some resources that have helped them in their marriage.

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02: Rick and Michele Andersen Marriage Testimony

Rick shares he was a “good guy” trying to do his best and wanting to be retired by 30.  After experiencing a broken heart he became very angry and hated who he was.  Over the next 3 years, he shares he was pretty much leading Satan’s parade but at the age of 29, Jesus showed up and said, “You’re looking for truth?  I’m it”.

It was the virtue of Michele’s roommates and the grace they extended her which allowed her to see them as set apart and as God’s daughters and seeing that in such a pure way caused her to desire to seek after God more by seeing their example.  Hear how God transformed both Rick and Michele from the inside out and brought them together in their amazing testimony of their matrimony.

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