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Reconciled to Love

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Can love be rekindled after the initial flame has gone out?
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  • Can love be rekindled after the initial flame has gone out? Today Cheryl Scruggs and her husband, Jeff, tell how God began to draw them to Himself after their divorce, renewing their love for one another and leading them to forgiveness. Hear Jeff and Cheryl talk about their remarriage, seven years after their divorce.

Can love be rekindled after the initial flame has gone out?

Reconciled to Love

August 07, 2009
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Bob:  I have to ask you one question before we tell folks how they can get a copy of your book.   At that remarriage when those two twin girls were standing up there with you I presume.

Jeff:  Yes.

Cheryl:  It was just the four of us.

Bob:  What was going on in their little hearts?

Cheryl:  They were four when we divorced and 11 when we remarried.  They had been away at camp and we had decided during that week we were going to tell them we were going to get remarried. 

So we brought them home and stood them in the kitchen and put our arms around them and just said we’ve decided to get remarried and one of ours just hung on to the counter.  She buckled at the knees and almost fainted and the other one was looking at us like are you kidding me?  She started running around in excitement.

They had been praying about it for many years as well.  They were just overwhelmed.  What they saw on that wedding day was a miracle from God.  God could actually do this and put a family back together after all the devastation that had happened.  They really saw what God could do.  I almost felt like I was in some other world or something and the Lord was shining right down on us.  You’re going to get another chance at this.  It was unbelievable to see that He had actually answered all those prayers that He told me to stand for.


 Bob:  You guys have got a powerful story to share.  I appreciate your transparency and your willingness to share it with our listeners.  I want to encourage folks to go to our web site FamilyLife and get a copy of the book that you’ve written which is called I Do Again.   


Again you’ll find it online at  It may be a book that you want to get to pass along to a couple you know who are struggling in their marriage.  Or maybe a couple that has separated to get them to think about the possibility of reconciliation.  Again it’s a book that we have in our FamilyLife Resource Center.  Go online for more information or call at 1-800-FL-TODAY.  

Here is one other idea for you.  If you know a couple who are struggling in their marriage or a couple who has separated and might be open to reconciliation why don’t you talk to them about going with you and the four of you attending a Weekend to Remember Marriage Conference this Fall.  If you call them and say you ought to go they are much less likely to do that than if you call them and say why don’t you go with us? 

This week and next week we are trying to incentivize that opportunity.  When you register for an upcoming conference if you and your spouse register at the regular registration rate we’ll send you a certificate for a second couple to attend at no cost.  Basically it’s a buy one-get one free.  One couple pays the regular price and the other couple can attend at no cost.  If you want to get together and split the cost that’s fine you work that out how ever you want. 

All of the details are available online at FamilyLife  There is a list of cities and dates and locations or if it’s easier just call 1-800-FL-TODAY.  We can answer any questions you have and let you know when the conference is coming to a city near where you live.  Again, it’s 1-800-“F” as in Family, “L” as in Life and then the word TODAY. 

When you call and register make sure you identify yourself as a FamilyLife Today listener.   Just mention my name.  Say “Bob” told me to call.  We’ll take care of everything to make sure you get the buy one-get one free offer. 

Or if you are registering online at FamilyLife just write my name “Bob” in the promo code box on the registration form and you’ll be all signed up and ready to go.  Bring another couple with you to an upcoming FamilyLife Weekend to Remember Marriage Conference.  The conferences start in September and this offer is good only through the end of next week.  So call today 1-800-FLTODAY or register online at FamilyLife

With that we need to wrap things up for today.  I hope you have a great weekend.  Hope you and your family are able to worship together this weekend.  I hope you can join us back on Monday when we are going to meet a couple who got married with stars in their eyes.  They moved to New York City.  Both of them had a desire to be involved in the performing arts and before long their marriage was in serious trouble.  We’ll introduce you to them on Monday. 

I want to thank our engineer today Keith Lynch and our entire broadcast production team on behalf of our host Dennis Rainey I’m Bob Lepine.  We will see you back next time for another edition of FamilyLife Today.

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