But our God shows himself in glorious fashion and substance. Their trust in God to restore the prodigal makes them ever so ready to joyously celebrate the prodigal’s return. Proudly created with Wix.com. We know of too many good standers who have been almost destroyed when someone traveling through town prophesies an exact date for restoration, and that date comes and goes without anything happening. So even though challenging and emotionally difficult, don’t get caught up in sadness, despair and pity parties. The Grace of God is given to the Standing spouse and the Prodigal spouse at the moments or the times when accusations are mounted against them and when roads of redemption seem closed off! The day that you promise God that you will stand for your marriage, you become like a lightening rod for attacks from the enemy. But I was so blinded that I just couldn’t see anything positive about him at that time. God is Working in Your Spouse’s Heart this Valentine’s Day! And I even thought about a time he took me to dinner, and wondered, “Why am I thinking about him of all people!”. That way of life is living like Jesus did. I KNEW God was unhappy with me, and the guilt ruined my time with the NCP and that made me angry. Even as you live the role of the parent or spouse of a prodigal, we must remember that in relation to God, we are all prodigal sons and daughters. (Does it strike you as strange that someone can attempt to diagnose your spouse without ever meeting them? The words and actions that hurt you today are those of the Enemy, and not your spouses’s. the beach. I was a prodigal wife and always tried to shake my husband out of my head and was always trying to believe the lies Satan put into my head as well. The only difference is that you have given up your hope and, in effect have bought into, “Some things are impossible for even God,” a statement that simply is not true. These posts have helped me over the past few months more than you will ever know. I cannot tell you how many times each month a person who is serious about standing tells us how they have “really blown it” with their Lord God, or with, their mate. God allows mistakes, and He forgives them when we repent. 2. So I kept reading the cards and finally picked one, and then I began searching for a gift. “The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out.” Proverbs 18:15, 18. If you are standing strong, God still considers you to be married. In most instances, your prodigal spouse is better off living in their home than outside. Regardless, they still have a sin problem. He begins to discipline us and to speak to our hearts and we have no idea what is going on. It is learned one step (or one mistake) at a time. Standing is not learned, nor is it mastered all at once. God is Working in Your Spouse’s Heart this Valentine’s Day! No other human can tell you the exact day your prodigal will repent and come home. But I shrugged it off and kept going. Repentance is first of all a work of God in the human heart. Anticipate the circumstances to become worse. “Who is wise? Until then, I've put together a video for you to help stand for your marriage and continue to keep Faith in the Lord. Posted May you start today to be the kind of godly stander that prodigals come home to, (often suddenly! It is also about your family, your circle of influence, your future generations, and even people you may not even know who are silently following your example. And it doesn’t matter if you’ve seen us or talked to us or not. As the one who has been abandon, the best hope for change in them is to begin by letting God change you. Do not be wiped out by job changes, moves to distant places, new hobbies and attractions, or even an often-forced attempt to legalize their adultery by entering a non-covenant marriage to. The complete Manual is found in the Holy Bible. My first thought each time I, open something new is that I will never master everything in the, manual. He alone can protect you from every harm. First of all, Happy Valentine’s Day to you all! Watch out! The gift we receive as soon as all evidence and accusations prove we don't deserve a another chance. 1. Even then, God allows fresh starts. God is the only way a prodigal spouse changes their minds and gives them the confidence to return home to their families first. God has given to you, not to others, the assignment and the burden to stand with Him and to pray for your spouse. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. The change will lead to multiple text messages. state, making restoration seem even more impossible. It is almost as if today’s standers think they are having a private conversation with a friend, when they diagnose and disclose the mate’s faults and weaknesses online. Be wary of any individuals who want to help you set rules for a prodigal’s return. If you come a day too soon, the prodigal will always think, “With one more day, I would have figured out a way to solve my … I walked by some men’s shirts and started to pick the kind my husband would like. Live a holy life. 11. I want to share more of my experience as a prodigal with the hope that you will be comforted and encouraged to know that God really does use Valentine’s Day and other holidays to speak to your prodigal’s heart, mind and spirit. For others, it is relocation to a distant. Do not be devastated if that happens. ), 12. the questions, but only to get you going in the right direction. If every stander could give God half as much time as they are giving their computer for a six month period, we would see marriages restored in droves. We come home to praying spouses who have not set deadlines for God, nor for us. He will comfort you, and at the same time, He will give your prodigal no peace and no rest in their sin and disobedience (Isaiah 57:20-21). There must be no place for sin, in any form, in your life. One way or another, your prodigal will witness or hear about your changed lifestyle when you start looking to God alone to heal and to restore your marriage and family. Expect to be tempted in ways you never imagined. The peace that attracts prodigals comes from God alone, and not from any self-help or secular program designed to get your spouse back in the door. Do not allow other hurting people to help “fix” your problems. Instead, they’ll keep limping along, typing, “You, won’t believe what he/she did now,” and the soliciting advice, not from God, but from online friends, many whom they have never seen face to face, and some of whom are not even who they claim to be. What Can Cause Prodigal Spouses To Change And Return To Their Marriage ? All Rights Reserved. He created it and He wants us to take our covenant with you and HIM very seriously (Malachi 2). God won’t stop convicting us, especially on a day about love (Proverbs 16:1). telling my wife that she needed to depend on Him, and not others. Regardless of why your spouse left home, and in spite of what they are saying, most prodigals become involved with another person during their far country experience. One way or another, your prodigal will witness or hear about your changed lifestyle when you start looking to God alone to heal and to restore your marriage and family. If they can’t fix their own problems, why allow them to have input to yours? So I pray that the thoughts I always had about him, he will have for me as well and will return to me, his prodigal wife. It is not intended to answer all. We prodigals come home to spouses who are walking with God 100% of the way. If you limit God in marriage restoration, you are also limiting Him every time you need Him in the future. Your beloved might have a sex, substance or selfishness problem. Since some standers are addicted to the chat rooms and other online activities, I suspect that will never happen. 14. Your stand is about much more than you and your spouse. I would like to give you a quick start guide for standing. 9. 10. We come home, not to people who are dabbling in standing, but we come home to spouses who are serious about their relationship with Jesus Christ, and serious about praying their spouse away from Hell.

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