Lysa TerKerst is the founder of Proverbs 31 ministries. She always shares practical and honest truths from the Bible. I love getting her newsletters and reading her encouraging thoughts. She’s a deep thinker and I always learn from her.
About a year or so ago, she announced that she and her husband were moving in the direction of divorce. Obviously, it was a huge shock to everyone, as the announcement of all divorces are.
If it Can Happen to Lysa, it Can Happen to All of Us
Many people thought, if this can happen to her, it can happen to any of us; as we all should. When we see couples going through devastating times in their relationship, we should be reminded that it could be any of us.
What was more shocking to me was to see this post on her Facebook page. She and her husband are working through the past infidelity in their marriage and toward healing. Not all couples will survive deep hurts.
Let’s Rejoice in God Answering Lysa’s Prayers
But let’s rejoice today that this couple is has chosen to go down the long, hard road of healing. It won’t be easy. It won’t be fast. And it certainly won’t be painless. It’s not a happy ending, because there is no end when you are in an active relationship with someone. They will have to forever be on their guard and work towards developing an intimate relationship and keeping it there.
That’s every couple’s story. There is no happily ever after. A good marriage takes constant communication and intentional living. Never grow complacent.
Here’s an article
that talks about what happened in their marriage.
Here’s an article from Lysa in the recent weeks working through the why’s in our life.
Here’s an article about why we all heard about her pending divorce the day after she announced it, and why it’s taken a month for any of us to see how God answered her prayers.
She’s taking pre-orders for her book that releases in a few months about what she and Art have gone through. You can check it out here.