It's Marriage Monday ~ Woo Hoo!! :) As I've mentioned before, please know I am not a marriage expert. I'm just a girl who loves Jesus and wants to follow Him and His Word in all areas of my life. I've been so blessed with a wonderful Godly husband and desire to love and serve him all the days of my life! :)
John and I have been on quite an adventure in our marriage. This August we will celebrate 10 years together ~ yippee! :) But please know, over the past decade, we have experienced quite a "ride:...filled with twists and turns and highs and lows. In fact, a few years ago, we found ourselves at a spot that I didn't think we would/could make it through. Unfortunately, the dreaded "D" word (yes, divorce) entered my vocabulary.
(You can read more of that part of our journey over at Julie's place today).
Thankfully, God has breathed new life into our marriage. With God's divine intervention and a ton of support from our family, friends, and church, our marriage is in a very healthy place today (Thank You, God!).
Imagine my surprise when God started to open doors for me to share our marriage journey with others. First it was 1:1 encouragement to other women. Soon I was sharing a message of hope in hard times at MOPS gatherings. And now, most recently, I've been asked to speak at A Woman Inspired - One Marriage on-line conference this May (details here).
(On a side note ~ I had the joy of participating in my first on-line conference a few weeks ago, and it was amazing!! It's just like listening to your favorite speakers on-line, but you get to interact with them as well. PLUS, the on-line fellowship is so much fun! If you haven't tried an on-line conference yet, please give it a try! SO MUCH FUN!)
And guess what?? I have 5 tickets to GIVEAWAY so that 5 bloggy friends can participate in the on-line Marriage Conference for free!! Woo Hoo!!
I'm also desperately trying to think of a title for my talk ~ so I thought I would combine the two, because I really need your help!! I am the WORST at thinking of creative titles. Can you please assist me??
I am sensing that my talk will include...
* The visual of Marriage being like a roller coaster
* Our journey from brokenness to healing
* Jesus :)
Are there other questions you have about marriage that you would like to have answered?? Do you have any other ideas for me to share?? I'd love your insights!! ::)
So back to the GIVEAWAY...
To Win my Giveaway: Leave a comment in the comment section answering one of these questions:
What would be a creative title for my marriage talk?
What verse has helped you the most on your marriage journey?
RULES: Starts today, Monday, March 29th and ends Thursday, April 1st at 9 PM. Winner will be posted on my blog on Friday, April 2nd.
If your email address is not connected to your ID, please leave your email address with your comment or email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Giveaway".
I can't wait to hear from you!! Have a GREAT week!!
Thanks for stopping by * She Sparkles*! God's richest blessings to you! :)
P.S. If you didn't get a chance to read last week's Marriage post on Prayer, may I encourage you to check it out here. Prayer works, of this I am sure!! :)