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Friday, January 15, 2010

How Reading the Bible Saved a Marriage

(I first heard this story on spring break campaign, when I was in college. The person relating it to us said that it came from the voice of HEARTBEAT—
Landon Saunders. For the sake of privacy, I am going to change the names of the spouses.)

Bob, a young man working with HEARTBEAT ministries was a workaholic. Things went sour in his marriage and it disintegrated. The couple obtained a divorce.

Bob, broken-hearted, went to Landon and asked, "What do I do?"

Landon said, "You do nothing—except get up an hour earlier each day and read the Word."

Because the divorced couple had a child, they occasionally had contact with each other. In time, the ex-wife asked Landon, "What has happened to Bob? He has changed so much."

Six months later, the couple remarried. Later, Bob wrote a tract for HEARTBEAT ministries calling it, "An Open Letter to a Troubled Marriage."

Clearly, many variables are present in marriage. However, never underestimate the power of the Word of God on an open heart.

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