Sadly, many couples believe their marriage is beyond hope. They’ve been married for 5 or 20 or 40 years and they feel the troubles they have are too deeply ingrained. “There’s no way it can be fixed!”
In God’s way, there is ALWAYS hope! I have never encountered a marriage that could not be moved from imminent doom to stability to positivity to real joy. This can and DOES happen when the forgiving power of Jesus enters into a marriage. The only requirement is a willingness to allow Jesus to change their hearts.
Yes, if one or both persons are hardened and unwilling to let Jesus in, it will be hard to turn from the past. You can’t make someone love you. You can’t make a marriage work by your own power. It takes the power of Jesus being permitted to enter and do His miraculous work.
When we have the courage to let Jesus change our hearts, minds and actions, WONDERFUL things WILL follow. Repentance of selfishness. Eagerness to forgive. Excitement to start fresh. Renewed ability to love . Joy that far surpasses fleeting happiness.
It doesn’t matter how old you are. Jesus loves to change marriages from bad to good to great. Makes no difference where you are on that continuum.
Don’t give up. Your marriage can be great. Pray for the courage to let Jesus guide you in His awesome way! Then, turn to His word. Ask a trusted Christian pastor or counselor to guide you in Jesus’ way. Perhaps start by reading Handing Out Life together. I guarantee it won’t hurt. It might even save your marriage.
It’s NEVER too late!