If your marriage is in trouble, I have one question: Do you believe God can work a miracle in your relationship?
If your answer is no, I encourage you to tune into our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Strengthening Your Marriage Through Daily Choices” to hear the story of Ron and Jody Zappia.
It’s an understatement to say that they had a very shaky start to their marriage. Within the first six months, Jody was overcommitted in her career, and Ron had an affair with a co-worker.
When Ron’s affair was revealed, Jody sought counseling from a local church. There, she met an Asian woman who barely spoke English, but got Jody headed in the right direction with some wise advice. She said, “Don’t go to counseling with half your heart. Go with your whole heart.”
Ron and Jody came to Christ a short time later and discovered 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. Through God’s grace and wisdom, your marriage can not only survive, but thrive.
Ron and Jody share seven choices that husbands and wives can make to keep their relationship strong or to rebuild it if problems have developed:
- Grow spiritually.
- Love unconditionally.
- Serve sacrificially.
- Please regularly.
- Persevere persistently.
- Communicate respectfully.
- Bless abundantly.
These aren’t choices that you make once or twice, but daily. They’re crucial to strengthening the marriage knot.
Join us for Ron and Jody Zappia’s amazing testimony of faith on our program “Strengthening Your Marriage Through Daily Choices” on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, via Google Podcasts, or take us with you on our free phone app.
They’ll help you rebuild a marriage that’s forged in trust, love, and grace.
In the meantime, if you need help, we have caring Christian counselors on staff, and it would be their privilege to offer you a free consultation. Call us, leave your name and number, and they’ll get back with you just as soon as possible. The number during business hours is 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
I also want to remind you about Hope Restored. If you’re on the brink of divorce, 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.
Ron and Jody Zappia are authors of the book The Marriage Knot: Seven Choices That Keep Couples Together. Let us put this resource into your hands. I’d like to do that for a gift of any amount. Give us a call at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459). If you can’t afford it, we’ll find a way to get it to you.
Ron is senior pastor of Highpoint Church in the Chicago area, a church that he and Jody planted in 2000. He also leads Highpoint Ministries, a teaching outreach. Jody has served in women’s ministry and works alongside Ron to help couples build strong marriages.
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