Ron and Opal Erickson call themselves “musicianaires.” Ron is an accomplished steel guitarist, and Opal an accomplished vocalist. They’ve made beautiful music together for over 40 years.
They’ve also walked through the fires of a marriage that seemed irreparably broken. Through God’s grace and wisdom, they survived adultery, rejection, and betrayal and created a new marriage forged in trust, love, and grace.
God has done a remarkable work in their marriage, and we are so excited to share their story with our listeners on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Restoring Hope to Your Marriage.” Listen on your local radio station, online, on iTunes, via Podcast, or on our free phone app.
The core of what I want you to hear from Ron and Opal’s story is that healing is possible for your marriage even when you feel like all is lost. If you have the faith to believe that God is big enough to intervene in your circumstances, then there is hope.
Opal shares how she stayed true to God in the wake of Ron’s affair, and how He taught her to love her husband in a new way. Ron shares how God brought him out of his midlife crisis and then helped him submit to God and rebuild his life on humility and faith.
The Ericksons are now a host couple for our Hope Restored marriage intensives, our outreach to couples on the brink of separation or divorce. We’re proud of this program. It’s spiritual and marital boot camp. And it works. We routinely survey Intensive participants about their experience. Response to the survey show that roughly 80 percent are still married two years later.
If your marriage is struggling, even to the point where you’re not sure if you can make it through the month, the week … today … these marriage intensives can go a long way toward restoring your hope, facilitating healing between you and your spouse, and bringing restoration to your relationship. The number for Hope Restored is 1-866-875-2915, or visit online.
We also have a full devotional series on infidelity available on the YouVersion Bible app. You’ll find almost 60 individual devotions with topics like Prevention: Protecting Your Marriage Against Infidelity; Crisis: When an Affair Is Discovered; and Recovery: Piecing Your Marriage Back Together.
Perhaps you’ve already come through a crisis in your marriage, and Focus on the Family provided resources or influenced you in the right direction. We’d love to hear about it. Share your story with us below or when you contact us.
And please consider partnering with us prayerfully and financially, so that we can help couples rebuild and strengthen their marriages together. In the last year, Focus on the family helped save over 170,000 marriages. That equals an average of 465 marriages a day, which works out to 1 marriage every 3½ minutes!
And we couldn’t do that without your generosity. Your monthly gift makes it possible to provide the hope and ongoing support necessary to help husbands and wives provide a stable home for raising children who would otherwise suffer through the pain of divorce.
Thank you for your support!