No marriage is beyond God’s reach. Listen as pastoral counselor Russ Berg joins the program to share stories of reconciliation and God’s amazing grace.

Russ has been married for over forty years, but he says it wasn’t always easy.

“We started off with incredible stars in our eyes… by about [year] three or four we started to hit a wall. I was in ministry full time… God began in us a process of breaking. We had great premarital counseling but I wasn’t paying attention to my own hardness of heart. We just hit a wall. If it were not for people praying for us, good counseling… it would have been pretty easy for us to drift apart.”

God worked in Russ and Melody through counseling and the prayers of others to bring them to a new level of healing.

When facing a divorce there are three typical approaches:

•  To reconcile
•  To mediate: ending the relationship with the spouse
•  To litigate: hire an attorney

Russ shares why reconciliation should be a common practice in the church and the Biblical grounds to pursue a divorce. It is important to focus on your own heart and ask God to change you in the interim of the reconciliation process.

Russ offers these final words.

“God is greater than a broken marriage. We help couples open up to the possibility that there’s a third option – most couples think the two options are to stay the same and be miserable or to slide toward divorce… we create a new marriage with two characteristics – one, it glorifies God. Two, it has to be good for both of you. It’s worth the fight. “

Key Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Malachi 2:16

Featured Songs: Simplicity by Rend Collective; Whole Again by Lincoln Brewster; Guardian by Worship Central

Highlight : Russ and Melody’s story

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This program has been previously aired.