Is your marriage dead? Do you feel that the love and romance have slipped away for good? Do you find it hard to have any hope for your marriage? Take heart. Things can turn around. You can bring healing into your marriage and fulfillment back into your life.
Is Your Faith Real?
Many years ago, during a very difficult time in my teenage life, my mom wrote me a note that asked simply: "Is your faith real or isn't it?"
I'd like to ask you the same question. Do you believe in God? Now, God is real, whether you believe in Him or not. But, if you want to feel God's presence and experience His power, then He calls you to faith. See James 1 and Hebrews 11. If you want God to be real in your life, then you need to believe in Him, obey Him, and follow Him.
And if God is real (and the evidence is overwhelming that God is indeed real), then He is all-powerful. And nothing is impossible for Him to accomplish. Indeed, the Bible promises that "With God, all things are possible." And that includes turning your marriage around.
Rededicate Yourself to God and Your Marriage
Before you can heal your "dead" marriage, you need to get your own heart right with God. Here's what I want you to do....
1. Read the Gospel of John - all of it.
2. Read the book of Proverbs - all of it.
3. Watch "Fireproof" starring Kirk Cameron
4. Get a copy of "The Love Dare" and start doing it!
Get yourself back in God's will. Renew your commitment to God, and then work on your marriage.
Don't Give Up
I want you to watch "Facing the Giants" starring Alex Kendrick (and pay particular attention to the Death Crawl scene). Are you willing to put that kind of effort into saving your marriage?
Start gathering all the resources you can on marriage. Study marriage. Make a commitment to improving yourself as a husband or wife. Don't neglect this area. Learn. Improve. Don't give up.