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Nothing is impossible with God!


Stories of resurrected marriages

Stories of good marriages strengthened

Stories of lifelong marriages

Premarriage stories

Stories of parenting challenges

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 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?
Tyler and Reba Post were struggling in their marriage when an old high school friend told Reba she deserved more.

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.

Found With Another Man
Strange as it may seem, it was a relief when I realized my husband knew my secret.

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 Now Understand that God Truly Wants my Marriage to Succeed'
A participant in a pilot showing of The Art of Marriage shares his experiences.

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

The Judge Kicked Them Out of Divorce Court
Tom and Maureen Santacroce wanted to stay together. They just didn’t know how.

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

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.

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

My Wife's Affair Shattered (and Saved) Our Marriage
Our marriage was a mess, and we needed to break a lot of bad habits in how we related to each other.

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

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 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 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.

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

A Second Chance to Marry Jason
Even after we were divorced, my husband pursued me.

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

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 Each Had Secrets
Learning God’s principles for marriage the hard way. 

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."

Trapped in an Unhappy Marriage
When Michael was accepted to law school, he and Catie had no idea what a strain it would put on their relationship.

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

Under Construction
A family rebuilds on a solid foundation

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. 

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

'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.

'You Can’t Help But Be Changed'
The threat of separation had finally caught his attention.

Good marriages strengthened

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

God, Why Don’t You Fix My Husband?
When we worked through problems in our marriage, I never could see anything I was doing wrong.

Good Things Happen Over Coffee
Our devotional time together is my favorite part of our marriage.

Investing in My Marriage and Family
The interviews on FamilyLife's daily radio program help me make daily choices that are honoring to the Lord.

My Wife Didn’t Feel Like She Was My Friend
There was a rift between us, and someone had to make the first move.

Was It Worth Fight Over a Steak?
I knew I could either stand up for my rights and risk ruining the evening, or surrender it to God and trust Him. 

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

What Happens When Couples Pray
Seven stories of couples who decided to make prayer a daily discipline.

Lifelong marriages

I Still Do ... Every Day 
It wasn't in our plans, but it was in our vows.

'I've Never Once Stopped Loving You'
A young law enforcement officer watches an elderly couple model lifelong commitment and faith ... and his life is changed forever.

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.

Roy and Sophie: A Commitment of Love
No one knew the depths of this man's love for his wife.

She Didn't Know She Was Married
Beth Walker woke from a coma with no memory of who she was. That left her husband, Hal, with some difficult choices.

They Never Quit
How an aunt's advice kept D.L. and Helen Govan together.

What are the Secrets for a Lasting Marriage?
Is life-long marriage still possible? Couples married 50 years or more share advice for your marriage.

Premarriage stories  

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

The Man Who Waited
It's not easy to wait until marriage to begin having sex. But Tee Uzoigwe was determined to wait for God's best. 

Stories of parenting challenges   


And Then Everything Changed
Jessica Nichols went to the hospital expecting to deliver her third child. But something felt wrong—like she was having a heart attack.

Deserted by His Dad
Brian Yak didn't want to get married until he had the chance to meet his biological father ... and get some answers.

My Husband Married Trouble
A story of answered prayer and transforming grace.

My Parents Kept Praying While I Kept Partying
Regardless of the tremendous blessings in my life, I wanted what the world had to offer.

Why Would God Let Me Get Pregnant?
A young woman looks back on the consequences and blessings of her unwanted pregnancy.

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.

Explaining the Story of Easter Through Resurrection Eggs® 
An interactive way to plant the seeds of the gospel.

The Family She Never Had
After a fragmented unstable childhood, Julie Boyd prayed that God would begin a new legacy with her own family.

From Home-Less to Home-maker
When I was a teenager I didn't even like kids.

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

I Thought Christianity Was a Joke
My opinion was that most Christians had two brains: one was lost and the other was looking for it.

I Was Trained to Be a Jezebel
I remember crying out to God, “Are you real?”

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

My Parents Kept Praying While I Kept Partying
Regardless of the tremendous blessings in my life, I wanted what the world had to offer.

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.

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