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52 Feb. 16 - March 1, 2013 Spiritual Reflections Spirituality Stand for your marriage BY LISA C. MYERS Is your marriage in trouble? Has your husband left? Separated? Heading for divorce? Adultery? Addictions? Has your love died? Your heart broken? Betrayed? Is your pain unbearable? You are not alone! This is exactly where I was almost five years ago. I believe God allowed the destruction of my marriage to get my attention. When the pain became so unbearable I finally surrendered and reached out to my God and He showed me the way. God spoke the truth to me on the sanctity of marriage. He called me to stand in the gap for my husband and my marriage. To stand for your marriage means that you take up a specific position. You decide that you’re not going to conform to the world’s ways and solutions, but do what the Lord wants you to do when your marriage dies. To stand for one’s marriage may sound simple, but it goes against everything the world teaches and what your flesh desires. To stand for your spouse is love in action. As I drew near to God, He drew near to me. I saturated myself in God's word so I could learn the biblical truth on marriage. It is written in the Bible for all to see, but yet for some reason so many of us are missing it. Generation after generation the sanctity of marriage is being belittled by the ways of the world. Our vows are being watered down and cast out as if they are nothing. Our families are being thrown away as if they are disposable. We are letting the world dictate how we live as Christian women and marriages and families are falling apart in epidemic proportions. Standing requires courage and conviction to hold your head high when your family, friends, acquaintances and especially your spouse tell you to give up and move on with your life. You must let God lead your every step. Choose to believe His Word rather than the world. No matter the circumstances you are facing, no matter how horrible things may seem right now, no matter where your husband is or what he may be doing, seek God for the answers. Stand for your marriage and let's put a stop to divorce in this generation. I want every hurting wife to know that God heals hurting marriages. He brings dead marriages back to life. Divorce does not have to be the answer. Jesus is! Lisa C. Myers meets on Monday and Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. for fellowship and dinner and 7 to 8:30 p.m. for her Forever Marriage Ministries in the private patio room at Serrano's Mexican Restaurant, 959 N. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert. For information, call 602-377-8847 or visit Spiritual Reflections Share your spiritual reflections... The spiritual leaders of SanTan Sun area churches, temples, mosques and other religious and spiritual gathering places are invited to contribute their Spiritual Reflections in essay format by sending their thoughts, enlightening insights and other writings of a spiritual nature to Be certain to put “Spiritual Reflections submission” in the subject line, and keep your articles around 200-300 words, or they may be edited for length. Include your first and last name, title and facility name, address, phone number and website. Spiritual Reflections are printed on a space-available basis, and submission does not guarantee print. The opinions represented in this column are those of the author and not that of the SanTan Sun News. Service Times: Sat. 5 p.m., Sun. 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m. Servicio en español: Domingo 11 a.m. NE corner of Alma School Rd. & Germann Rd. 1825 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler AZ 85286 480-963-3997

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