I met Julie about a year and a half ago. She came to one of my "talk times with terri". Our topic that night was marriage and she came with a friend.
What I found out later was that she did not really want to be there and actually had filled out divorce papers that she was planning to file the next day. She was at the end of her rope!! She listened as we talked about marriage and the challenges we all face and the tools needed to make it.
I cannot remember exactly what she said but I do remember her expressing her hopeless state. That is when my friend Sabrina spoke up and told the story of her marriage that seemed beyond hopeless and how her mentor kept telling her to pray and believe that God could get a hold of her husband's heart and change her marriage. Then Sabrina took Julie (lovingly) by the arms and said, "Julie you have to believe that God can change YOUR HUSBAND and YOUR MARRIAGE. We then prayed for Julie and continued to talk with her and encouraged her to hang on. Julie left that night with a glimmer of Hope.
That was more than a year ago. Julie began to pray and believe for her marriage to be transformed. She began to pray for her husband. She surrounded herself with support and women who could encourage her to stay the course. In a few months, Mike surrendered his heart to the Lord. In time God restored the love she had for her husband and they began to build their marriage on a new foundation.