The month of July marked twelve years of marriage for us. This past Tuesday, we cuddled up on the couch to watch the first lesson in The Heart of the Family course. As we listened to Kirk and Chelsea Cameron talking about their story, it caused me to reflect on our own marriage.
I remember how often we were told, “we wouldn’t make it.”
We were told (while we were dating) we wouldn’t last because we were “so different.”
We were told, “most couples don’t survive the first year.”
We were told we’d fall apart when we hit “the seven-year itch.”
We were told that raising a child with a developmental disorder would likely tear us apart.
We were told that law-enforcement officers endure high rates of divorce.
We were told that an officer-involved shooting decimates most couples.
We were told that his subsequent PTSD and my subsequent depression would likely destroy our marriage.
If God had not been at the center of our marriage—and frankly, the center of both of our hearts—all those dire presentiments would have come true.
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