Post Tagged as ‘Divorce’

Standing in the Gap

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • September 28, 2016

We are called to intercede and stand in the gap for our spouses, our children and grandchildren. If we don’t stand in the gap, who will? We have authority in the spiritual world because we are joined by covenant and one flesh to our spouses and in the case of children, by blood. These people are our appointed mission fields for this time in our lives. Sure, it is hard and we are often tempted to give up. But if we give up who else will stand for them? It is probably our most difficult mission in life, but it […]

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LET’S GO THE DISTANCE! 

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • May 31, 2016

(Originally published May 2007) Over the years I have discovered that basically, covenant keepers go through five stages of growth. In fact, because of the importance of these stages I even wrote a book about them, Separation and Divorce…A Journey in Growth and Development. We begin our journey of faith with fresh vision and a determination to go the distance – we will not faint and give up our stands, no matter how long it takes! However, we are usually so intent and focused upon doing everything we can to see our marriages healed, that without realizing it, we make […]

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Running Attire for Those In-Process

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • April 25, 2016

These are some observations of lessons learned by those traveling through broken relationships. “Traveling through” meaning they are on their way, not back to the old or even an improved version of the old relationship, but to a new covenant relationship God intended for them to enjoy to begin with. This collection may have meaning to others ‘in transition” as they fulfill God’s will. Fear gains power when it is in the dark. When we face the fear for what it is, and illuminate it in God’s light, fear’s control over us begins to dissolve. Don’t be quick to fix […]

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Have You Not Known? Have You Not Heard?

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • March 14, 2016

The most often asked question from people turning to this ministry for help is “Why did this happen to me?” Often asked explicitly, but more often implied, is why God would allow these circumstances to happen. “Why, God?” Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord does not think in the same manner as you and I think. As God’s Word says in Isaiah 55: (ESV) 8For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your […]

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Rend the Heavens

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • January 18, 2016

In a world that appears at times to be spinning out of control, only to halt briefly for the purpose of throwing us off, it is encouraging to realize that this is just an illusion. Perception is one of those things that changes with time and wisdom. I have gotten old enough to hear the words every parent longs to hear; “Dad, you weren’t as lame as I thought you were. I have grown to appreciate what you were trying to tell me.” The world is using smoke and mirrors against the Body of Christ in the hope of compromising […]

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Act Worthy of Yourself

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • January 4, 2016

We received an email message from Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council. He stated: “Dr. Joseph Warren, spoken on March 6, 1775: ‘Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful, but we have many friends, determined to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution… On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.’ Dr. Joseph Warren acted worthy of himself. He was killed by a musket shot […]

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Letter to a Young Mother

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • December 7, 2015

Written by the daughter of a Covenant Keeper to a young mother in her church who desires a divorce from her husband: Dear Becky (not her real name), Your request for us to take care of your children while you go to court to finalize a divorce was a hard one for us and we ultimately decided we couldn’t, in all good conscience, help you as you seek a divorce from your husband. Perhaps I’ve been quiet for too long about this but being a child that grew up in a family separated by divorce I have very strong convictions […]

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Perseverance

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • September 14, 2015

In the USA we recently observed the anniversary date of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. Those catastrophes claimed thousands of lives and affected many more thousands. It was the direct result of evil forces at work. As a nation the USA came together and addressed the issue. We fought back and continue to fight evil terrorism. We will persevere as a nation. As a believer in covenant marriage you may have had the “unthinkable” happen. Your marriage was attacked and possibly fell. Perhaps it is still there but like a building damaged […]

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Miraculous Provision

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • August 10, 2015

Eight years ago, my life was suddenly interrupted by an unwanted divorce from the man I’d loved for 20 years. We served in ministry together during many of those years and raised our children in the faith. Through God’s amazing grace, we began dating again five months after the divorce and were remarried a year later. Before long, however, the ongoing spiritual battle for my husband’s full surrender to God and the influences of the world resulted in yet another separation. Through the ups and downs of our relationship, I have grown in my faith in ways I never thought […]

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Be Moved with Compassion

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • May 11, 2015

Scripture demonstrates time and again God’s infinite compassion for us. Moved with compassion He multiplies, delivers, bestows mercy, protects, forgives, is slow to anger, heals, restores and so much more. His compassion overlooks, actually covers, our shortcomings (all have come short) and extends infinite blessing and grace to us. The love of God is demonstrated in His being moved to compassion on our behalf. Jesus’ earthly ministry demonstrated many times how He was moved with compassion and, well, He did what His Father does. I am sure compassion played a big part in the founding of Covenant Keepers. Compassion can […]

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