“Maybe D.A. and Elicia shouldn’t get married.”
A lot of friends and family must have thought that about D.A. and Elicia Horton … even the drug dealers on the corner. No kidding!
One night two months before their wedding, D.A. and Elicia got into yet another terrible argument. This one was the worst in a long string of them, however, because what started as a disagreement inside quickly escalated into a six-hour screaming match outside. It was so bad they say drug dealers moved their business further down the road because D.A. and Elicia were too distracting.
D.A. and Elicia learned a valuable lesson that night: you can win an argument, but lose your spouse. So they got to work on themselves and learned how to stop fighting against each other, and to start fighting for each other. How? Bring your brokenness and your baggage and run to God. Together. As Hebrews instructs, enter into the holy of holies in your time of need. Let his presence shape your relationship.
Pastor D.A. and Elicia Horton havebeen counseling married couples for over a decadenow and are with us on ourFocus on the Family Broadcast “Making Your Marriage a Picture of the Gospel” to share how God has moved in their hearts individually and as a couple to navigate conflict and to discover the value of spiritual discipleship. Despite their emotional baggage, through commitment to God’s Word and to each other, their constant conflict began to transform into something beautiful.
It’s a miracle marriage story.
D.A. and Elicia Horton are authors of the book Enter the Ring: Fighting Together for a Gospel-Saturated Marriage.