You see somebody’s true character when they struggle.
That’s what’s so great about Jase and Missy Robertson, from the Duck Dynasty family. They’re the real deal. They’re as down home as they portray themselves to be. They also love Jesus and want you to know it.
The whole Robertson clan has a deep-seated faith in Christ. That was never more evident than when their daughter Mia was born with a cleft palate – a serious condition that required multiple cranial and facial surgeries, eight major procedures so far in the first 11 years of her life.
The support of their family and their faith in Christ have carried Jase and Missy through some rough waters. Missy was at 31 weeks gestation when she and Jase found out that Mia would be born with at least a cleft lip. It may even be worse, the doctors said, but they couldn’t know for sure until after she was born. That left Jase and Missy wondering for almost two months, “How severe is this going to be?”
Maybe you’re living with that kind of uncertainty right now. How do you handle your marriage when all you can see ahead of you is struggle? Jase says, “When two people seek God first and then each other, they become better together.” That faith perspective is how you improve individually, and it’s how you keep your marriage and family strong in the midst of adversity.
Nobody wants pain. But when it comes, I believe God wants to teach us through it, to mold us more into His image.
Jase and Missy are joining us on our program “Finding Strength in God’s Blessings” to discuss faith, family, duck hunting, and their daughter’s medical journey. Missy also wrote their story in her book Blessed, Blessed … Blessed!: The Untold Story of Our Family’s Fight to Love Hard, Stay Strong and Keep the Faith When Life Can’t Be Fixed, available through our online bookstore.
Through struggle, they’ve learned that God is with them in the midst of heartache and pain. It’s a conversation you won’t want to miss! Tune in on your local radio station, online, or on our free phone app.
I briefly want to mention that this Monday, January 22nd, is National Sanctity of Human Life Day. The sanctity of human life is one of our core pillars here at Focus on the Family.
Today through Saturday the Evangelicals for Life Conference is being held in Washington, D.C. It’s not too late to sign up for the event and participate via live stream. There will be great speakers, and you’ll leave better equipped to stand up and speak on behalf of life.