The King's Gardeners Ministries

Reverend S. L. Gardner

Spokane, Washington US

- He "remarried"! I didn't even know we were divorced! -

I feel led to share my experience with facing a husband entering into a non-covenant marriage, which happened a year ago. There had not been any prayer against a non-covenant marriage as I was unaware that the divorce had gone through. I found out when he called to tell me that he had done something (and interestingly enough he prefaced it with "and I hope it works out") and then he told me that he married the OW.

I freaked and screamed, "you did what?, I didn't even know we were divorced!!" and I pretty much forget how the phone call ended. Since I had been praying a hedge of thorns and many other prayers for him and the O.W. I surely had a hard time understanding how this could happen, and I even questioned what God was doing when He allowed this.

But even though I am still waiting for the "natural to catch up with the spiritual" in marriage restoration, I can look and see that a lot of restoration has taken place. To start with, I am writing this from an apartment that is connected to my in-laws home. This is an absolute miracle(there was a real and bitter rift caused by my covenant husband's justifications of his sins) and I can say that it was the non-covenant marriage that really helped to turn things around between us.

It was the non-covenant marriage that revealed the true condition of my covenant husband's heart and spirit. The situation has changed from a few years ago, where only one person (a sister-in-law) was standing with me ...to now all but one in his family(brother-in-law and his wife) are supporting me and our children... and what's even more of a testimony to the power of God to change hearts... my mother-in-law appears to be believing and praying for restoration of our marriage. She is doing much to help us by watching the children while I work at a reduced rate; and we are renting their apartment as they needed a tenant and we needed a temporary place to live.

My father-in-law as well is actively assisting us with this move and with working with our children. I can honestly say that God has definitely turned his heart, as he once embraced the O.W.(2) and wanted nothing to do with me including openly avoiding me. He and I are in the process of building a new relationship that we were never able to do before.

I am thanking and praising God for His care and I pray that you can see His faithfulness in this testimony. I shared with my mother-in-law today that I was using this time to become the wife to her son that God intended...to prepare myself to be his helpmate...to create a peaceful home for his return... and she offered advice to add to my vision.

Praise the Lord, He changes hearts and restores relationships.

Anonymous by request Actual testimony verified and on file with TKGM

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