God reconciles marriage after infidelity – Testimony
For 17 years, Tiffany had been pleading with her ambitious husband, Rick, to help around the house and spend time with her and their children. However, nothing changed, and the couple fought all the time. Tiffany felt completely unimportant and at the bottom of her husband’s list of priorities.
Rick had a mistress, which was his work. He spent long hours away from home, serving as a part-time Youth Pastor and managing a sales team. He loved his kids and his wife, but he loved his work more. There was a level of fulfillment and admiration he received from the success of his job.
In 2009, Rick achieved his lifetime goal when he became the senior pastor, which took away even more time from him being with his family. Tiffany felt she was always going to be lonely.
Meanwhile, a married friend of theirs stepped in to fill the gap. He would take the kids out to play and for ice cream, mow the lawn, and do all kinds of things that made Tiffany feel cared for. This led to Tiffany having an affair with him. The affair tormented Tiffany, yet they continued to talk and text often.
Tiffany was a worship leader at her church, and she was in disbelief at what she was doing, yet she did not stop. The on-again-off-again affair lasted three years. Being overwhelmed by guilt, Tiffany texted the man that it was over.
Soon after, Rick got a phone call from the man’s wife, who was also Tiffany’s best friend and had seen Tiffany’s text. This shattered Rick’s world. That night, Rick stayed at a friend’s house, and neither of them could see a way out. Rick said it was so big he didn’t think God could fix it.
Tiffany asked God to forgive her for what she had done. Praying into the night, Rick realized the part he had played in their broken marriage. God told him He would fix their marriage on one condition – when they both had willing hearts.
Later the next day, Rick went home and told Tiffany that he loved her and forgave her. Tiffany could not comprehend why he forgave her or why he still loved her.
It took a lot of time, counseling, and tears for the couple to work out their differences. It was forgiveness through God’s love that ultimately healed their hearts and marriage.
God is a restorer. He did it for Tiffany and Rick, and He can also do it for you.
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