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For Better -or- For Worse

Do you remember your wedding vows? Every part of them? If your vows were anything like the traditional vows, you promised to love and honor for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, for better…or for worse. 

We probably all focused on the “for better” part of it, because we were young, in love, and couldn’t imagine anything major ever going wrong. So how is that we’ve found ourselves here, broken, wondering what has happened to our marriage? And what happens when you feel like you’re stuck in the “or for worse” phase of marriage?

When You're Stuck in the "...or for worse..." Phase of Your Marriage

Please note: I do know that there are times when it’s not safe to stay in your marriage.
This post is written from the perspective of being within a safe marriage. 

If you are struggling and not in a safe situation, please do get help.

There are 3 easy things that we can do, no matter how broken we may feel, regardless of how topsy-turvy life has become.

Please know – I’m one who has been there, too. I’m not writing from a place of guessing how it is. The truth is, I’ve been there, too. I know how tough this is, I know how hopeless it can feel.

I also know how faithful God is. I know how hard it is to take up your armor each day – how weighty that all feels after a while. But I also know how essential it is, and how God truly does protect us.

I’m sharing at Jen’s blog today, about just what to do when you feel stuck in the “…or for worse…” phase of your marriage. Join us? 


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2 thoughts on “For Better -or- For Worse”

  • Just found your site and I’m glad I did. We’ve gone they a lot the last two years and we are trying to take our pain and help others. A lot of things aren’t ok to talk about at church and that just leaves people feeling even more alone! I’m very glad to have found your page 🙂


    Rebekah Reply:

    Yes – you’re so right. A lot of things are not ok to talk about at church – though, of all places, isn’t that where it *should* be ok to talk about anything? Oh, Lord, revive us, revive our hearts, our churches, bring us exactly who we need to help us on our journey!


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