I wanted to send a personal email and thank you for your teachings on your web site. I was a member of the church of Christ my entire life. In my middle 20's, I was briefly married and divorced with the cause not being adultery. My ex-spouse went to prison for a felonious crime. I lost self-control and turned my back on God and remarried in an adulterous covenant for years. My life had many ups and downs for years resulting in another divorce and a second adulterous marriage.
I am now in my mid-forties and learned recently that my original, true wife (the one bound to me by God) had recently passed away. I researched your web site and gained valuable knowledge of divorce and remarriage in how it relates to the Bible. Keep in mind that I have not attended services for over 20 years. By chance, my current spouse was divorced from in the past from her ex-spouse because he committed adultery. She divorced him before she ever met me.
I met with elders from a local church of Christ with a thorough examination of my past life events, current marriage, and the need to be restored back to God. I recently came forward in repentance of my past ways and my current spouse is seeking knowledge to become a member of the church of Christ as she was never baptized and now understands the value of salvation. This is a new developing situation for the both of us.
I want to thank you for your knowledge and teachings I researched on your website that was the catalyst to initiate my repentance to come back to the Lord in the church. One thing I learned as a sinner while I was away from the church was a hardened heart can lead to a very poor attitude causing other sins to follow and build up in one's life. I was an adulterer, reviler, felt wrath with short patience among others, and abused nicotine. I really felt sad in my life once I understood how far away I was from God over having a callused heart. I spent many late hours drinking coffee, reading your teachings, trying to understand the impact it had in my life and how God can help to restore one's faith.
I thank you for making a difference in my life.
It is notes like this one that thrills my heart. Thank you for sharing your story. I'm glad you found the web site useful in your restoration.