As you have heard me teach over and over, every family and every marriage has its challenges. For the past few months Mark and I have been in such a season. It grieves me to share this with you, but Mark has chosen to separate.
If you are reading this you are an important part of my community and I would ask that you would pray for my family. I may be less visible and accessible for a season and I would appreciate your understanding. I need to circle my wagons and care for my broken heart and my children’s broken hearts.
My blog will continue to bring encouragement to you…sometimes from me as I walk through this dark season…and sometimes from fabulous Hearts at Home speakers who are stepping up and asking to bring encouragement to you while I care for my family.
We have been surrounded by close friends and family who are loving us through this difficult time. I have not been alone since Thursday evening.
I honestly don’t know how people go through these things without knowing the God who will never leave them. I can promise you that He is the one holding me up right now.
Update: May 2012: Mark has returned to his family and his marriage. We are grateful for God’s continued healing in our lives and we trust that He will use this dark and difficult season for His purposes.
Update: June 2013: Mark and I are celebrating 30 years of marriage and we are so grateful!