Your view of life determines how you do life. Let go of the past and embrace confidence, healing and freedom.
ME: Do you mean you don’t want to get married EVER or do you mean you don’t want to marry me?
He meant the latter. He wanted to get married, just not to me.
Everyone I knew thought I was getting married. To him. The wedding was months away. Date set. Church booked. Invitations ordered. Eeek!
People who get married make alternate plans for weather or traffic. People don’t have a plan in case the groom backs out. I didn’t have a PLAN B. Most of us don’t when disappointment strikes.
We were married, but I walked down the aisle on my wedding day feeling like I was at a funeral. All my dreams of the life I’d imagined had died. But, I was willing to take my chances rather than face the stigma of being jilted and becoming the object of ridicule.
It was supposed to be the happiest day of my life, but it was shrouded in doubt, embarrassment, and shame.
Unfortunately, I can’t control what happens to me, but I can control how I respond to it.
I let that one event define my life for years. Maybe you see yourself as the sum total of one experience. Maybe you’ve let one event define your life. It doesn’t have to be that way.
Life Can Be Different
Your view of life determines how you do life.
Have events from your past caused friction in your marriage and put a strain on your relationship with God?
Have you allowed anger and bitterness to influence your choices and relationships?
Everyday we face experiences—some good, some bad—but those experiences only have the power to control us if we let them.
Happiness isn’t about who you are; it’s about how you think about how you think about who you are.
Hard to believe, but that painful experience is now a memory and has no significance in my life. Of course at the time, I didn’t feel that way.
Over time, I realized that THE experience is just one of many, many experiences in the overall scheme of my life, and it isn’t THE EXPERIENCE that I was going to let define me
What shapes your self worth? Is it an experience from your past, words whispered by others, or is it something you find in Jesus?
Here’s What You’ll Find Here:
-Practical tools for recovering from painful experiences
-Christian resources to help you embrace your husband, God and a new direction for your life
Strengthen or gain new perspective on your marriage