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Stories of resurrected marriages

Stories of good marriages strengthened

Stories of couples who got married after living together

Salvation stories

At FamilyLife, we love to tell stories about what God does in families. He saves marriages. He strengthens homes. He changes lives for eternity through the gospel of Jesus Christ.   We hope that you will be encouraged as you read the following stories of real people. Nothing is impossible with God!

Stories of resurrected marriages

Accused of Being a Bible Thumper
The more I tried to convince Steve to believe what I believed, the farther it pushed him from the truth. 

Adrift in Marriage
Jerry and Olivia Dugan wanted to stay married but didn't know how.

Can God Do the Impossible in a Marriage
When a husband and wife turn their lives and their marriages over to God, amazing things happen.

Can One Weekend Really Change a Marriage
We were pretty close to the end if we didn’t do something.

Could God Heal Their Marriage?
There was an invisible barrier between Marc and Lisa Lavalas.

Could He Ever Trust His Wife Again?
Their marriage was all but over when Dolores Hardin offered an astonishing and radical proposal to her husband, Al.

The Difference God Makes in a Marriage
At a Weekend to Remember marriage conference, our marriage was set on the right path when my husband invited God to be a part of his life and a part of our relationship.

Finally Doing Marriage God’s Way 
We now have the tools to make our marriage work, and we’re sharing them with others.

Four Words That Revived a Dying Marriage
Both Vivian and Guy had been married before, and the frustrations of trying to blend their two homes had reached a breaking point.

He Didn't Know His Marriage Was Dying
Alberto and Debbie Rodriguez were two strangers living in the same house. One was getting lonelier and lonelier … while the other was clueless.

He Had Two Affairs in 18 Months
David wanted nothing to do with his wife or his marriage.

He Led a Double Life
Scott Jennings lived in a world of lies, affairs, and deceit—until it fell apart.

He Wanted a Divorce … She Wanted a Marriage
Scott Garmon couldn’t understand why he should stay in an unhappy marriage.

Her Husband Wouldn’t Speak to Her—for Three Years
Even in the silence, June Sims continued serving her husband as she waited for God to answer her prayers.

His Lies Finally Caught Up With Him
Mary Murray felt betrayed, and Mike felt desperate and suicidal. That's when God stepped in.

I Decided to Give the Whole 'Faith Thing' a Try
During the early years of their marriage, Jim and Nina Roesner made some life-changing decisions at Weekend to Remember getaways.

'I Fell in Love Again With My Wife'
Their marriage was all but over when Dolores Hardin offered an astonishing and radical proposal to her husband, Al.

I Wanted Him to Die
We gave a Weekend to Remember a chance. 

The Judge Kicked Them Out of Divorce Court
“The only problem was that neither really wanted a divorce.”

Keeping the Peace Almost Destroyed Our Relationship
We needed a biblical foundation for our marriage.

The Lost Decade
Mike and Pam Calvert's story shows that broken homes and broken marriages can be put back together again.

Marriage is Better the “Second Time”
Chip and Jan Winnard were like “two people trying to glue themselves together without the glue.  

A Marriage Raised From the Dead
Less than 12 months after Tim and Teena Hoover married, their vows to God and to one another were shattered.

A Mighty Legacy
Rather than giving in to the cultural pressures and divorcing his wife, Skip Leffler left a very different heritage.

Never Too Late to Ask for Help
Darrel and Evie Couch experienced years of turmoil in their marriage after he returned from the Vietnam War.

On the Brink of Failure
Divorce wasn't an option for either of us, but we didn't want to spend the rest of our married lives just tolerating each other.

Our Marriage Was a Mess
A Weekend to Remember conference was the turning point for us.

Our Marriage Was All About Me
I did not have the tools to be a husband and father.

Our Marriage Was Dead
Nobody knew Dale and Laura Danser were experiencing problems in their marriage. Attending an I Still Do™ event was the turning point.

Pornography Was Killing Our Marriage
We learned how to talk about my sexual addiction at a Weekend to Remember

A Marriage Raised From the Dead
Tim and Teena Hoover have celebrated over two decades of marriage, but they are not the same two people who walked down the aisle on their wedding day.

Reborn, Recommitted, and Remarried
It’s not the old marriage but a new marriage with God at the center.

A Remodeled Barn and a Transformed Marriage
Jim and Penny Nally’s barn was once a sore spot in their troubled marriage but now is a place of hope.

She Felt Oppressed by Her Marriage
Attraction turned to isolation and even hatred as Dave and Sonya learned how difficult it was to blend two families together.

She Hated Her Husband
Brian and Julie Moreau thought there was no hope for their family.

She Never Gave Up on Her Husband
Tom Flippin resisted God nearly all his life. But in the end, God answered his wife’s prayers

Surviving Tragedy: A Couple’s Story of Hope
After the fire, Gary and Rachele Lightsey wondered how they could go on.

Their Marriage Had No Hope
We decided our marriage was worth saving at a Weekend to Remember conference.

Their Marriage Was a Train Wreck
Roger and Tonya Haskin had no clue about marriage.

They Got an Annulment for Their Divorce
Alex and Jill Averitt learned that nothing is impossible for God.

They Needed a Marriage Makeover
How one couple's renewed commitment influences the next generation.

They Thought Marriage Would Be Easy
Kyle and Jamie Soucie had been married before. This time, they figured, things would work out "happily ever after."

Two Strangers Living Together in Marriage
Adam and Laura Brown had no hope … could one weekend really save their relationship?

Was Marriage the Biggest Mistake of Her Life?
Unless God intervened, they wouldn’t make it.

We Buried Our Old Marriage
In one weekend, God renewed our hearts and gave us hope. 

“Why do you think we divorced?”
Lee and Laura Gwyn found hope for reconciliation.

Would She Marry Him All Over Again?
Danny and Nora White married after a whirlwind Sound of Music courtship. But when they began to drift apart, they wondered if their marriage was a mistake. 

Would She Walk Out on Her Marriage?
Troy and Sara Groves once said divorce was not an option. But they didn’t anticipate the struggles they’d face with weaknesses, expectations, and bitterness.

Would Their Marriage Survive Multiple Affairs?
When Gerald Varlack lost his job, he was involved with several women—at the same time.

Would They Throw Away 22 Years of Marriage?
When Tracey learned her husband was having an affair with his ex-wife, their marriage seemed hopeless.

Good marriages strengthened

The Dynamic Duo of Baltimore
Bonita and Tazwell Thornton are leaving a priceless legacy to untold generations.

We Didn’t Take Time for “Us”
A Weekend to Remember was just what our great marriage needed.

Stories of couples who got married after living together

After Three Years of Living Together, She Wanted More
How Lance and Jess Miller learned about God's plan for marriage.

Salvation stories 

Accused of Being a Bible Thumper
The more I tried to convince Steve to believe what I believed, the farther it pushed him from the truth.

Can One Weekend Really Change a Marriage?
We were pretty close to the end if we didn’t do something.

The Difference God Makes in a Marriage
At a Weekend to Remember marriage conference, our marriage was set on the right path when my husband invited God to be a part of his life and a part of our relationship.

The Difference a Stranger Made 
My life and marriage turned around after someone gave me a book and a brochure.

From Homeless to Homemaker
How God transformed a rebellious teenager into His ambassador for the family. 

He Led a Double Life
Scott Jennings lived in a world of lies, affairs, and deceit—until it fell apart.

Marriage is Better the “Second Time”
Chip and Jan Winnard were like “two people trying to glue themselves together without the glue.”

Reborn, Recommitted, and Remarried
It’s not the old marriage but a new marriage with God at the center.

She Hated Her Husband
Brian and Julie Moreau thought there was no hope for their family.

She Never Gave Up on Her Husband
Tom Flippin resisted God nearly all his life. But in the end, God answered his wife’s prayers.

What Happened to Her Prince Charming?
For Rick and Beverly Weeks, marriage was not the fairy tale they expected.

Read stories of HomeBuilders (how God is working through ordinary people to change lives for eternity).


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