Posts tagged marriage
Chris and Jessica on Sex, Soul Ties and God's Redeeming Love

This month we hear from Chris and Jessica Duncan…and Zakai, their 4 month old who chimes in too! 

Prior to committing their lives to Jesus, Chris and Jess dated for 3 years.  They open up about what the basis of their relationship was — sex.  But did they really know each other? 

Finding Jesus became more important than any intimate relationship Jessica had with Chris when they were just dating and that’s what really spoke to him.

Chris and Jessica share insight into the importance of purity, how they learned why God designed sex for marriage, the power of soul ties while highlighting how God's redemption reaches our most broken, messy parts and pasts and the beautiful way He has used marriage to bind up these delicate parts of Jessica’s past.  

Chris shares how the Lord used Jessica to open his eyes to the truth of who God was and in a beautiful reciprocity God would use Chris in their marriage to show Jessica the tangible love of Christ. Their story highlights God’s redeeming love in a beautiful way and I pray you’re blessed!

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Marty and Lore on Marriage, Restoration and the Word of God

Marty and Lore Hooper have both played pivotal roles in my walk with the Lord and have so much wisdom to share and always point back to God’s Word.  Marty is the missions pastor at our church and oversees the prayer ministry.  Lore has and continues to disciple women and encourages them to be “all in” for Jesus through the sharing of her testimony.  They have counseled many married couples over the years and have a passion for marriage. 

They share it’s nothing they’ve done or nothing they could do to save anyone’s marriage, but rather they encourage those who come seeking reconciliation to the source of where healing can be found and that’s found in God’s Word. 

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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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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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