One of the many benefits for clients enrolled in Love INC’s Relational Ministry program is the healing and strengthening of close relationships. “James,” who now attends the Healthy Living class, had an awesome story to share with us last weekend about how God is working to restore his most important relationship, his marriage.
“James” suffers from a rare terminal illness and recently moved back in with his wife after being advised by his doctor that he should no longer live alone. Despite having been separated for three years, James’ wife agreed to let him move in with her and work on their marriage. Several weeks ago, as James was leaving for class, his wife gave him a hard time about attending Relational Ministry; she didn’t understand why he was so committed to attending. He emotionally described how Relational Ministry was sustaining him during a difficult time in his life. It was equipping him with the emotional and spiritual ability he needed to confront the obstacles he faces. Later that night, James’ wife, apparently very moved by his earlier heart to heart, apologized for her comments and told him she loved him for the first time in years.
As clients explore how to pursue reconciliation and build healthy relationships, God is faithful to change hearts and produce genuine love between people.
“All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.”- 2 Corinthians 5:18