From Hopeless to a “Born Again Marriage”
You would think after being together for nearly 51 years we would have this all figured out…but… the last year and a half we fell into some really selfish behavior and our marriage was falling apart. It felt hopeless. In our pride we both believed it was the other person’s fault. There was no peace in our home. We knew we needed help but we waited too long to seek it. It’s hard to admit that after being married for 45+ years that we couldn’t resolve this on our own. Traditional counseling wasn’t much help. It wasn’t until we started meeting with Ron & KC at Reigning Peace Ministries that our eyes were opened to what was hidden in our hearts (James 4:1).
Once we learned that our unmet desires were actually idols that we had acquired over time then we could recognize our individual sin in the relationship when God revealed it to us. We could now start to work on issues that we had carefully buried deeply away many years ago. Issues that we thought we had resolved and forgave each other for, but somehow we missed a step or two in resolving our issues biblically. That’s what Ron & KC helped us to do. Led by the Holy Spirit, Ron & KC brought us through the peacemaking process of resolving our personal conflicts biblically. Through the mediation process not only were we able to resolve these conflicts, learn better ways to communicate and really listen to one another, but we now have biblical tools to help with future issues!
Our final day of mediation felt like a miraculous experience. A “born again” marriage! We left much different than when we first met with Ron & KC. We were excited, hopeful and filled with a happiness and a peace that had been missing for a very long time. A peace, not only within our hearts and in our home, but a peace with God as well.
We are so thankful to God for Ron & KC and this wonderful ministry!
Henry and Joyce Bilodeau reside in Centennial,CO and attend Mission Hills Church in Littleton, CO