I had dreams of a beautiful life serving Jesus together.
When I met my husband, I had dreams of a beautiful life serving Jesus together. However, within just a few years, my dream became a nightmare. My husband was an addict, and I had married him without knowing it. Suddenly I found myself in a counseling office, heartbroken and at a loss for what to do.
When my dream became a nightmare
The Lord used the ministry of Desperately Dependent Community (DDC) to help me know where to go from there. I was going to have to believe that I was complete in Christ and that He would be enough, even if this devastating crisis meant the end of my marriage. I was guided on how to be a helpmate in my husband’s life, guiding him to get the help he needed. Kirk also helped me to see that I needed to surrender my husband and marriage to God. I saw that not only was my husband going to have to change, but I was also going to have to change. I didn’t understand that at first because, after all, wasn’t he the one in deep sin? What I came to learn was that I couldn’t be the wife I needed to be without a change in my own life.
A process of humility and repentance
Through the process of humility and repentance, God freed my husband from his addictions and restored our marriage. DDC has been a part of this healing process and has helped us stay grounded in God’s truths and our marriage. What makes this ministry so special isn’t just that it’s such a great organization, but that the mission of DDC is about allowing God to direct our steps and fill our voids that we may be effective servants for Him. We are thankful for the way God used this ministry in our lives and know that we would not be where we are today without the influence of DDC.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.Colossians 3:15–17 NIV
We are so grateful for the Christian leaders who have shared their stories about how they have been impacted by the ministry of Desperately Dependent Community. We would love to hear your story too!