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This is the book I never intended to write. It is the reality I never wanted to know personally. Yet here I am, through circumstances I would not have chosen, offering hope for the hurting wife.
If you told me years ago that I would endure a prolonged season of darkness in my marriage, I would not believe you. I had a strong, thriving marriage – or so I thought.
But God had work to do in our lives, and the darkness was the beginning of what would lead to our redemption and to the restoration of our marriage. While it made no sense to us, God was going ahead of us and making the path straight.
Through His grace and mercy, our marriage is stronger than it has been!
But some days were quite dark, and at times, all hope seemed lost. God gently continued to breathe life into the brokenness, and over time, He led Jen and I to write this book. We truly know what it is to be a hurting wife, both in times of frustration and in deep hurts of the heart. But we also live out the truth that God restores marriages on a daily basis.
This book is a thirty-day devotional journey that meets hurting and heartbroken wives right in the midst of a difficult marriage and gently encourages them to find hope that truly lasts.
We know many wives truly wish to avoid divorce, but the pain and suffering experienced when marriage doesn’t go as planned is very real. Through personal stories of heartache and scriptural insight, we address topics such as:
•Moving forward after trauma
•Loving even when you feel unloved
•Protecting your heart
•Understanding the power of choice
•Trusting God while waiting for redemption
Hope. Courage. Confidence.
It’s never too late to experience these realities, even in a troubled marriage!
Whether you’re newly married, or if you’ve been married for decades, you will find hope in these pages. You may be experiencing frustration or an all-out battle for your marriage. We’ve been there, too, and we desire to share the hope God has placed in our hearts.
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
We are praying for you; we know that God has a plan for your life. We are ready to come alongside and encourage you with Hope!
You can pick up your copy of Hope for the Hurting Wife right here.
If you’d like to read what others are saying, try these posts:
– from Beth Kelly at Blogging for Her
– from Leah Adams at LeahAdams.org
– from His Dearly Loved Daughter
– from Crystal at CrystalStorms.me
– from Ngina Otiende at IntentionalToday.com
– from Ruthie Gray at RuthieGray.Mom
– from Carmen Brown at MarriedByHisGrace.com
– from Rosilind Jukic at A Little R&R
A little bit about us:
Grown missionary kid, mother of four, and wife to a church planter, Jen Stults is a work-in-progress woman who seeks to find confidence in Christ alone. As a disciple-maker, author, and speaker, she encourages women who feel frustrated by failure and plagued by perfectionism. Her heart’s desire is for women everywhere to experience the abundant life God has planned for them by finding freedom in their identity in Christ. She writes about the struggle to embrace everyday grace in the areas of faith, marriage, and parenting at her blog, Being Confident of This.
God gave Rebekah a front row seat to the work of His redemption in her marriage. After surviving the initial trauma, she determined to fix her eyes solely on Jesus and trusted Him to carry her through the storm that followed. Rebekah shares not only her heartache, but also her great hope with other wives so they might know God still redeems, even in the toughest of circumstances. Now, years later, she praises God for restoring her marriage.
Rebekah co-leads an online community for struggling wives around the world and shares encouragement for those who face the daunting task of surviving the “for worse” of marriage. You can learn more about her ministry to wives at her blog, Sharing Redemption’s Stories.