Here we are in beautiful Colorado, as my wife led a session today at a prenatal psychology conference in Denver!
In a couple of days, we'll be traveling to Boulder, then on to Utah and Arizona.
At this time a couple of years ago, I was having many sleepless nights in a one-bedroom apartment, as my wife and I had separated in December of 2020, after 12 years of marriage, 3 kids, and 17 years of being in relationship. We finalized our divorce in December 2021.
So this photo is truly a result of God's grace upon us and testimony to the miracles that He can work. I moved back to our home in March of 2022 and we re-married in February of this year, on the same date we met in Sevilla, Spain, in 2004.
People say things like "I'm glad you guys worked it out". But we didn't "work it out". We tried working it out and never could! God worked it out. There was no other possible way.
She started going to a local church with the kids in the spring of 2022, and decided to get baptized. I went to her baptism as a show of support for our family, and then apprehensively started going to church with them. I didn't know it at that time, but it was a life-changing decision. We both accepted Jesus and I can't express how transformational it has been for our marriage and our family. Also, the church is not a place where you go to feel good on Sunday and then continue on with your life. No, it's a place where you have to look at yourself and change according to God's word, be willing to be discipled, and to then disciple!
You can't expect your spouse to totally fulfill you, or to be your perfect complement. Then it's as if you're making them a god, and they are not God. God is number one, your spouse is number two. Your kids are three. Your ministry is four. Your work is fifth down the line. We, like many people, had gotten those priorities out of order, and it led to disorder. Only God can fulfill you and only the Bible can best tell you how to be a husband or wife. Praise God!!